By Emmanuel Afonne
Super Eagles players are expected to pocket at least $30,000 each for Saturday’s hard-earned 3-2 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in AFCON 2019 Round of 16 encounter at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt.
A video posted by twitter user Usher Komugisha showed President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick promising the players $20,000 each for the win
Pinnick said “every Nigeria Super Eagles player will get $20,000 for winning today’s Round of 16 tie against Cameroon.”
Shehu Dikko, NFF 2nd Vice President and Executive Committee member Ahmed Fresh, were seen jubilating with the players.
Watch the video of what Pinnick said below, and the joy that followed:
Every Nigeria 🇳🇬 Super Eagles player will get $20,000 for winning today’s Round of 16 tie vs Cameroon 🇨🇲 3-2.
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) July 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Lagos State government has appreciated the players with got $5,000 each, while one of the team’s individual sponsors, Captain Hosa Okunbo rewarded the team with $20,000 for the win.
They also got a match winning bonus of $12,500 and $75,000 for the three goals by one of the Nigeria Football Federation major sponsors, Aiteo Group.