The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that Nigeria players will be paid their 2018 FIFA World Cup bonus before their friendly against DR Congo.
The NFF and the Super Eagles players signed a graduated bonus structure in November and as part of that process, FIFA made advance payments of $2million to the national associations.
Speaking with newsmen, Pinnick said: “FIFA paid $2million and we have been able to raise an additional $800 000.
“That is what we need to pay the players and prosecute both the remaining pre-World Cup games and the World Cup itself.
“The players will be paid their share of what we agreed with them as soon as they arrive for the friendly in Nigeria.”