NFF Scraps Dollar Bonuses for Eagles
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to adopt a new regime where players of the Super Eagles and other national teams will no longer be paid dollar bonuses.
This is part of the recommendations made by the NFF Technical Committee in Abuja as the football house restructures its operations in line with the present day economic realities.
Vanguard Sports writes that henceforth, players will only be paid what is known as performance based bonus which will be a function of how they fared in any given international assignment.
Therefore Super Eagles players will no longer be paid the usual $10,000 dollars per match during the qualifiers for the 2018 Russia World Cup, rather the federation will tell them how much they stand to gain if they qualify for the tournament if and only if they pick the ticket. They are also to be paid in Naira for any match played at home.
“We all agree that the revenue base of the federation is dwindling by the day and if you consider the new policy of the government on foreign exchange, you must agree that there is no way we can sustain the era of paying each Super Eagles player $10,000 dollars per match and when we fail to qualify for the tournament, the federation loses everything. “Now we will be paying them based on their collective performance as a team like it is done in most other countries of the world,” an NFF source said.
Furthermore, the U17 team, the Golden Eaglets will be paid camp allowances while their parents – who will be made to sign an undertaking to attest to their real ages – will collect their bonuses in Naira on their behalf.
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