By Chineze Ogugua
The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that the Super Eagles will pocket $24m if they play in the final of the 2018 World Cup and $48m if they win it.
Pinnick revealed this to journalists in Abuja, stating that it was part of an agreement reached with the players to share 50-50, whatever would accrue to the country if they get to the final and lift the trophy.
“I don’t put players under pressure. Pressure can be put on them unconsciously because we are creating enabling environment for them. If for example we don’t have money to prepare them, they can now relax but now, we have given them everything upfront and they should deliver.
“If today they get to the final, the World Cup money will be shared 50-50 between the team and the NFF.
“Winning the final is 48 million dollars. It means the team will get 24 million dollars and the football house will take the remaining 24 million dollars,” Mr Pinnick concluded.
The World Cup is slated to hold between the 14th of June and 15th of July in Russia.
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