The Super Eagles reportedly demand from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay them appearance fee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Super Eagles demand appearance fee for the World Cup
Despite the fact that the players are paid the match bonus, starting from $10,000-a-man for a first round match win, the Eagles led by Joseph Yobo and Mikel Obi were said to have met with the Federation president Aminu Maigari demanding for the additional payment “for at least featuring in the first round of the World Cup”, AfricanFootball.com reports with reference to the top source.
Nigeria will earn over $9 million for qualification and participation in the first round of the 2014 World Cup. More benefits are coming, if Keshi’s men reach the knockout stages .
For the Scotland, Greece and USA friendlies each team player received an appearance fee of $3,000.
For comparison, their Ghanaian colleagues are on an appearance fee of $75,000-a-man for the 23 players, included in the final squad.
It would be recalled that arguments on the issue started for the Super Eagles at the 1998 World Cup and continued recently jeopardizing country participation in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. It took intervention of the Presidency to resolve the conflict.