NFF, Super Eagles Sign World Cup Allowances, Bonuses Agreement

NFF, Super Eagles Sign World Cup Allowances, Bonuses Agreement

A binding agreement regarding Nigeria’s preparation and participation at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia was signed in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday morning between the Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles, the NFF announced in a press release on Tuesday.

The meeting to prepare the agreement was held on Sunday night in the same city.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi and Technical and Development Committee chairman Yusuf Ahmed Fresh represented the NFF, while Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr, Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf, Team Administrator Enebi Achor and Captain Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and William Ekong stood in for the Super Eagles.

Before the meeting, Pinnick told thenff.com that the NFF was determined to, with the single agreement, put behind it all the crises and confrontations that had bedevilled African teams’ participation at the FIFA World Cup in the past.

“We have done it; we have concluded negotiations and come to agreement with the team as regards bonuses, allowances and share of income from FIFA for the 2018 World Cup. Every detail has been agreed on match bonus for each match and each round up to the Final as well as share of income from FIFA money for each round until the stage we are able to get to at the finals,” Dikko said.

“We also agreed on preparation, such as how much players will be paid for the friendly matches, including how and when the monies would be paid. We even delved into how the NFF would apply the funds due to it from FIFA after paying the players their share.”

Pinnick and Sanusi signed for the NFF while Gernot Rohr and Salisu Yusuf signed for the technical crew and Captain Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa signed for the players.

“The agreement represents the full and final understanding between the NFF and the team for the 2018 FIFAWorld Cup Russia and not subject to review or negotiations, except there is a review by FIFA of what it has approved and published as prize money for the participating countries.

“We have opted for this international best practice in order to fully motivate the team and ensure there are no distractions or discontent before and during the tournament,” Dikko added.

It is the first time in the history of Nigeria’s participation in international championships that a formal agreement between the NFF and the team is documented.

“We are very happy and excited with this development. This is the first time since I started playing for the senior team that I would see everything regarding preparation and bonuses and allowances put down in black and white and a binding agreement executed. It is reassuring that we now have a Federation leadership so committed to making everything work that they arranged this meeting and allowed the players to contribute and then set out to sign the agreement,” Mikel Obi said.

At the last FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, the Super Eagles missed a training session in protest over bonuses and allowances and share of the income from FIFA, forcing the Federal Government to dispatch then Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo to Brazil with millions of dollars in cash.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • tayor 7 days

    nice one

  • joel 7 days

    this present NFF seem to know exactly what they are doing. they seem very focused. I have watched with keen interest how they have been on point in organizing the logistics for eagles. Very very impressive #NFFIMPRESSIVE

    • Paschal 6 days

      But its the same NFF that refused to play the Falcons women team after a resounding cup winning victory in Cameroon. And when they ( Falcons) were paid, NFF never paid the full money the government released. Lets just hope this one is a repentant NFF. I wont be surprised if they start their foolish behaviour again.

  • Offiongjamesusoro 6 days

    Well done NFF.

  • williams 6 days

    i believe wt a well organised NFF like this, we will go far in d competition. I just pray they keep to that agreement. KUDOS TO NFF

  • AJAYI V.O 6 days

    PLS GIVE US ENGLAND AND LETS SILENCE ABRAHAM & CO ONCE AND FOR ALL PLZZZZZ AM BEGING!!!!!!!

  • Onyedika Lucky Eze 6 days

    Congrats Super Eagles. you have made Nigeria proud. All the way from South Africa. I’m proud to b
    e a Nigerian. Thank you NFF for the signing of bonuses and allowances. it motivated the boys to play their hearts out. Thanks for doing the right thing. from Onyedika Lucky Eze. South Africa