The Super Eagles home-based players will be paid just N200, 000 after they were promised N700, 000.
The home-based Super Eagles players on Saturday, August 19 beat the Republic of Benin 2-0 (2-1 aggregate) to qualify for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).
After the game, the players learnt that their winning bonus has been slashed from N700, 000 ($2000) which was promised to N200, 000 ($600).
“We were told before the first leg game in Cotonou that our winning bonus is $2000. The Federation also told us in Cotonou that they came with the bonus only for us to lose the game,” a player whose name was withheld told Naija Football Plus.
“We won yesterday and the NFF told us our winning bonus would be N200,000. We were told to drop our account details and expect alert on Monday.”
It is understood that some of the players spent their own money on flights to and fro camp and the N200, 000 received from the NFF cannot make up for the expenses.
“We put everything into the game to ensure we save the NFF from another disaster of not qualifying for tournaments and this is our reward for serving our country with our hearts," the unnamed player added.
“We are not happy, we are bitter. This treatment towards us is unacceptable, it is not about the money but the manner they treated us and the lies. We are glad we didn’t fail our nation but the NFF should have kept their promises."
Rabiu Ali and Kingsley Eduwo scored the goals as the Super Eagles beat the Republic of Benin to qualify for the 2018 CHAN in Kenya.