In order not to witness of the reoccurrence of pay strike staged by the Super Eagles players during the last world cup in Brazil, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday reached an agreement with the national team over earnings for the World Cup in Russia.
However, the fees agreed on with the players are not disclosed to the public.
According to the vice-president of the federation, Shehu Dikko, he noted “We have done it; we have concluded negotiations and come to agreement with the team as regards (to) bonuses, allowances and share of income from FIFA for the 2018 World Cup,”
Corrobarating that, the captain of the team John Obi Mikel who spoke on behalf of his collegues said “We are very happy and excited with this development,”
The former Chelsea mieldfieder expressed further that “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.”
We should recalled that during the last World Cup in Brazil, the Super Eagles missed a training session in protest over pay, forcing the Nigerian government to send then-sports minister Tammy Danagogo to Brazil with millions of dollars in cash.