Home-based Super Eagles players who represented Nigeria at the just concluded 2018 CHAN in Morocco will be pocketing a massive bonus despite losing heavily to Morocco in the final.
The Home-based Eagles team will, however, earn ₦90million, 30 percent of the $750,000 prize money promised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Nigeria lost the CHAN 2018 final to Morocco 4-0, but the team had impressed – progressing beyond the semi-final for the first time in three editions.
According to reports, NFF officials confirmed the payment would be made as promised the team.
“This is beside the match bonuses they have received for going all the way to the championship game in Morocco.”
Each player was paid $2000 for any win in the group stage and $3,000 each for winning their quarter-final match.
The NFF promised to pay each player $4,000 for victory in the semi-final and $5,000 if they win the tournament.
According to NFF officials, the money is the total payment that was budgeted to cover the players’ bonuses and allowances.
They were also supposed to earn $100 daily as camp allowance.
The prize money to the CHAN champions is $1.25 million as against the previous 750,000 dollars in the 2016 edition.
The Eagles have arrived in Lagos this morning via a direct flight from Casablanca, Morocco.