FIFA has compensated the Nigeria Super eagles with huge sum of money after the team crashed out of the world cup tournament in the second round game against France. Players who qualified Nigeria to a fifth World Cup also got a share of the FIFA largesse, several top team officials disclosed. Team officials were also not left out of the largesse with the least getting about $25,000.
But it was further learnt that it was not all plain sailing as there
were disagreements particularly as regards whether those who qualified the team for Brazil 2014 should also be part of the appearance fee.
“There was a big issue among the senior players whether those
who were part of the qualifiers should also get something. At the
end of the day, skipper Joseph Yobo prevailed that they also have
to be included,” a team official informed AfricanFootball.com
“So, even some players like John Utaka and Raheem Lawal, who
played just a couple of qualifiers, will also get something.”