Nigeria Super Eagles in allowance problem with FA

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Nigeria stars led by skipper Joseph Yobo and
Mikel Obi have met with the leadership of the
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to demand an
appearance fee for the World Cup.
This is outside the match bonus, which starts at
$10,000-a-man for a first round match win,
announced for the players for Brazil 2014.
“The players led by Yobo and Mikel met with NFF
president Aminu Maigari and some of his officials
to demand for their own share of the cash FIFA
will pay the country for at least featuring in the
first round of the World Cup,” a top source
Nigeria will already earn more than $9 million for
qualification and participation in the first round of
the 2014 World Cup and they will get more if they
reach the knockout stages of the competition.
For the World Cup warm-ups against Scotland,
Greece and USA, each player received an
appearance fee of $3,000.
Fellow World Cup finalists Ghana are on an
appearance fee of $75,000-a-man for the 23
players who made the final cut to Brazil 2014.
It would be recalled that a row over such a fee
derailed the Super Eagles at the 1998 World Cup
in France as players and officials were locked in
lengthy meetings to resolve the impasse.
Most recently, another pay row almost caused the
country to miss out on the 2013 FIFA
Confederations Cup in Brazil, before the
Presidency intervened to avoid an international
embarrassment. This has led to the introduction
of a code of conduct for the Eagles.
The squad are due in Sao Paolo, Brazil, on

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