Sab Osuji In Brazzaville:
Athletes who have won medals of any colour here in Congo Brazzaville will collect their winning bonuses later Tuesday evening, Team Nigeria officials have informed Completesportsnigeria.com.
This is coming in the wake of the arrival of the Director General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Alhassan Yakmut in Congo Brazzavile on Monday night.
Though the exact amount to be paid each athlete as winning bonus was not disclosed, Completesportsnigeria.com was told by some of the athletes that the amount could be $2000 per gold medallist.
“That was what those athletes who have left were paid, so it may not be any different,” an athlete told Completesportsnigeria.com.
The payment of bonuses is expected to hold at the Team Nigeria Secretariat, at the Olympic Games Village at 6pm, Tuesday evening.
Nigeria has so far won 18 gold medals as at the time of filling in this report.