Ekun Samuel, 14 November 2016
Due to the magnitude and significance of the World Cup qualifying game against Algeria, bonuses and rewards were promised to the Super Eagles in other to motivate them to further increase their chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 World Cup.
The Super Eagles haven't qualify for two major tournaments in a row, World Cup 2014 and last Africa Cup of Nations. And any failed attempt to qualify will surely dent the reputation of the NFA which is already in state of resuscitation.
Officials of the Super eagles have disclosed increase of training camp allowance, it was disclosed to AfricanFootball by the officials.
The amount has been increased from N20,000 to N50,000. This means each player will be paid N350,000 for a week’s camping, ahead of the match against Algeria.
They are also expected to receive $5,000 per player, for the 2-1 victory over Zambia last month .
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, also promised to pay the team $10,000 for each goal they scored against the Desert Warriors at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
Nigeria took a big step in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after they beat Algeria 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Victor Moses opened scoring in the first half, after the ball broke kindly to him inside the box. Captain John Mikel Obi, made it 2-0 before the break after beating the offside trap. And Victor Moses put the final nail on the coffin second half into the game.
Is money truly the motivating factor for the Super Eagles to perform?