NFF don’t expect players’ revolt over slashed Afcon bonus


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The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) say they do not expect any revolt from players of the national team after their Afcon win bonus was slashed by half.

NFF have slashed the win bonus of the African Champions from $10,000 to $5,000 as part of their while some backroom staff were asked to go as the body faces serious financial crisis.

“I don’t see the players revolting. Players do not fix their bonus anywhere in the world, it is the job of the Federation,” said NFF executive committee spokesman Emeka Inyama.

“You would recall that we have been paying bonuses as at when due. It was because of the presidential committee (for the 2010 World Cup) that took the bonus to $10,000.

“The federation have always paid $5,000 after taking care of flight return tickets, daily allowances and accommodation. The $5,000 is ideal.”

The Super Eagles begin camping on May 16 in Germany ahead of a heavy schedule that  would see them face Mexico in a friendly on May 31 in the United States of America, play two 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Kenya and Namibia and also feature in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.


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