Super Eagles have agreed to get 30% of the
$9.5 million FIFA will pay Nigeria for qualifying
for next year’s World Cup as their qualification
It was the same percentage employed for the
2014 World Cup in Brazil.
But in the case of Russia 2018, the amount
will be higher at $2.85 million, about $3 million,
which is about 1.2 billion Naira in the parallel
market, after FIFA increased the appearance
fees to the 32 finalists by 12%.
And this figure will rise significantly should the
Eagles go past the group stage of Russia
2018, as they did in Brazil in 2014, meaning
they will then earn even more cash for landing
Nigeria in Russia.
Eagles will each be paid $15,000-a-man for a
win in the first round of Russia 2018 and this
amount will rise in later rounds of the
“The Eagles and the NFF have agreed 30% of
the appearance fee paid by FIFA will be the
qualification bonus to be paid the team, that is
the players and the officials,” a top official
“All the players and officials who were
involved with the team are to be paid based
on their call-ups and appearances.”
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles coach Sunday
Oliseh is to share in the $3 million qualifying
bonus the NFF have agreed to pay the
His backroom staff are also expected to
benefit from this windfall.