Nigeria to pay $2.4m 2018 SWC bonus

Alex Iwobi.(Getty Images)
Alex Iwobi.(Getty Images)

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will pay players and officials a total of $2.4 million as a bonus for securing qualification for the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

"The NFF have agreed to give the team $2.4 million out of the $8 million we are expecting from FIFA," said Ademola Olajire.

The NFF have also agreed other payments and benefits to the team to avoid a pay row that marred Nigeria's participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Next year's World Cup will be Nigeria's sixth appearance at the global finals and they have reached the knockout rounds three times, in 1994, 1998 and 2014.

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