John Obi MIKEL of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium
Wednesday Dec 21, 2016. 16:24
Nigeria Super Eagles will enjoy a merry Christmas as they will be paid their win bonus of $5,000-a-man for a 3-1 home win over Algeria in a World Cup tie latest Friday, officials have informed.
A top team official was compiling the account details of the players at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) office today.
The players will be paid in Naira at the official rate of 305 Naira a dollar, meaning they will each pocket 1,525,000 Naira each.
The Eagles bonus was part of the most recent government bailout that paid the Super Falcons for winning a record eighth women’s AFCON in Cameroon recently.
However, no mention was made of the win bonus for the 2-1 win in another World Cup qualifier in Zambia in October.
The win bonus is also $5,000-a-man.
Nigeria lead their World Cup qualifying group with six points from two matches.
Cameroon are second with two points from as many matches.
Zambia and Algeria have recorded a point apiece.
By Kola Daniel