The Home based Super Eagles have been rewarded with extra-bonus payment by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for qualifying for the 4th African Nations Champions.
The players drawn from the domestic league, received $1,000 each of what the NFF tagged ‘performance/qualification bonus’ on Sunday night after playing a goal-less draw against Burkina Faso’s Etalons at the Stade August 4 in Ouagadougou.
The stalemate sent Nigeria into the draw for the Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship, and the NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC chairman, Shehu Dikko, who led the Nigeria delegation to Ouagadougou, wasted no time in announcing the generous reward to the victorious team before their return to Nigeria.
The Super Eagles B join hosts Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, Angola, Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger Republic and Zimbabwe for the contest. Host of the inaugural edition of the competition in 2009, Cote d’Ivoire will host Ghana on Friday, while Cameroon will tackle Congo in Pointe Noire on Saturday, for the remaining two spots.
By Olisemeka Obeche