By Chineze Ogugua
CAF has revealed that the Federations of its nations participating in the World Cup including the Nigeria Football Federation, will receive $2m from FIFA towards their preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
According to a report on CAF’s official website, the decision comes on the heels of negotiations initiated by the president of the continents soccer governing body Ahmad Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the exceptional agreement granted on 12 April, 2018.
“This agreement, for an advance on the financial allocation by FIFA, aims to allow representatives in World Cups to have a harmonious preparation and to settle beforehand the question of bonuses due the players, which in the previous editions of the competitions has led to situations that affected badly the image of African football, with a considerable impact on team performances,” Ahmad stated.
The five teams have already been directed to contact FIFA to this effect.
The Super Eagles are in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.
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