In an interview with a popular Nigerian sports newspaper, Complete Sports, a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that the NFF may slash Super Eagles' bonues by 50% because of their nose-diving finances.

The official who pleaded anonymity explained that, "The NFF is broke because we did not get what we asked for in our budget proposal and with sponsors not forthcoming, we have to cut down on so many things to be able to execute our programmes for the rest of the year,"

We proposed a budget of about N7 billion but we got an envelop for about N1.7billion which is a far cry from what we needed to successfully see our programmes through. Take for instance, we never knew we would win the Africa Cup of Nations and represent Africa at the Confederations Cup and we did not capture that in our budget.

He continued, "The only way out is for government to come to our aid with additional funds or we shall be forced to pay $5,000 as winning bonus to the Super Eagles instead of the current $10,000 they earn for a win. The 50 percent slash will also affect other national teams."

Source: Daily Post


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