NFF to receive FIFA 2 million dollars advance for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation is to be given a 2 million dollars advance by FIFA towards the preparations of the Super Eagles for the Russia 2018 World Cup next month. The world football body will also give other four African football federations a 2 million dollars advance each to pay player bonuses before the tournament.

The Confederation of African Football says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help “settle beforehand the question of bonuses.” The 32 federations sending teams to the World Cup get 1.5 million dollars each from FIFA to prepare, plus at least 8 million dollars in prize money after the tournament.