Super Eagles Why NFF are paying 2018 World Cup allowances in March

The Super Eagles and the NFF have has several fall-outs in the past over allowances.

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Super Eagles players will be getting the 2018 FIFA World Cup allowances in March, more than two months before the tournament kicks off in Russia.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have finalised plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup including the allowances of the players.

The Super Eagles and the NFF have has several fall-outs in the past over allowances.

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Super Eagles boycotted training over unpaid allowances.

To avoid a repeat of that, it has been confirmed that the NFF will pay 2018 World Cup allowances in March, more than two months before the tournament.

Solomon Dalung's influence

Dalung says Ortom's reaction to herdsmen killings 'shameful' play Sports Minister Solomon Dalung claims he pressed the NFF into agreeing to pay Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup allowances in March (Pulse)
 

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has claimed that he pressed the NFF into making the decision to pay the allowances in March.

At a press conference in Lagos, Dalung revealed that the NFF intend to use the N3.6b ($10m) qualification bonus and N900m ($2.5m) they received from FIFA for Super Eagles’ qualification to the World Cup to pay the players.

I think that will help because from the experiment form the other sports, we insist that athletes are paid upfront,” Dalung said at the press conference using 2014 Rio Olympic Games as a reference.

Players and NFF's agreement

Super Eagles players agree on World Cup bonuses with NFF play The NFF and the Super Eagles have agreed on a deal on 2018 World Cup bonuses and allowances (Twitter/NFF)
 

It should be recalled that Super Eagles players have agreed on a deal on their 2018 FIFA World Cup bonus payment structure with the NFF.

The deal is an agreement between the players and the NFF as regards bonuses, allowances and share of income from FIFA for the 2018 World Cup.

The deal was agreed at a meeting during the last international break in Russia between senior players like captain John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong and top officials of the NFF.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr, chief coach Salisu Yusuf, and Team Administrator Enebi Achor represented the Technical crew.

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