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NFF signs agreement with Eagles over bonus ahead of 2018 Worldcup

The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday in Krasnodar signed an agreement with the Super Eagles ahead of the World Cup in Russia next year.

According to the NFF, the agreement is aimed at avoiding issues which affected Nigeria in previous finals.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick, vice-presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi and Technical and Development Committee chairman Yusuf Fresh represented the NFF, while Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, Salisu Yusuf, Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and William Ekong represented the Eagles during the signing ceremony.

Pinnick told thenff.com that the NFF was determined to put behind it all the crises and confrontations that bedevilled African teams’ participation at the World Cup in the past.

Dikko said, “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.

“We also agreed on preparations, such as how much players will be paid for the friendly matches, including how and when the money 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.”

Nigeria captain Mikel expressed his delight at the development, praising the NFF for the agreement.

He said, “We are very happy and excited. This is the first time since I started playing for the team that I would see everything regarding preparations and bonuses and allowances put down in black and white and a binding agreement executed.”

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