Nigeria Players to be Paid Outstanding Bonuses Today

Nigerian players are set to be paid today the win bonus for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland.

The players are to receive a $5,000 bonus-a-man for the 2-0 home win over Swaziland in November.

The payment was delayed after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) first ordered the players to open foreign currency accounts which they will transfer the bonus to.

A majority of the players has kicked against this arrangement.

Top NFF officials have already arrived Kaduna to ensure the payments are effected.

It is hoped that this payment will fire up the players ahead of Friday’s must-win AFCON qualifier against Egypt.

Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said: “We have no option but to win.

“The game is very, very crucial and a win will boost our confidence for the second match in Egypt.” 
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