Tag Archives: NFF

Peseiro meets with tech crew, brings three new assistants to Eagles


Newly appointed coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, brought three assistant coaches to the team, bringing the number of technical crew members to eight.

The Portuguese tactician, who came with fitness coach, Maykel Moreira, Acacio Santos and Vitor Hugo, held his first official meeting with the rest of the technical crew yesterday, shortly on arrival in the United States ahead of tomorrow’s international friendly match against Mexico and Equador.

The crew met together for the first time yesterday since Peseiro’s appointment. The Super Eagles technical crew comprises Head Coach, José Peseiro, Finidi George (First assistant coach) Salisu Yusuf (Second assistant coach), Usman Abdallah (Third assistant coach), Ike Shorunmu (Goalkeepers trainer), Maykel Moreira (Fitness coach), Acacio Santos (Assistant coach), Vitor Hugo (Analyst) and Eboboritse Uwejamomere (Analyst).

As at yesterday’s evening (Nigerian time), only 13 players were in the camp of the Super Eagles ahead of the games against Ecuador and Mexico. They include Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United), Ojo Olorunleke (Enyimba FC), Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United), Chiamaka Madu (Rivers United) and Ishaq Rafiu (Rivers United).

Other players in camp are Victor Mbaoma (Enyimba FC), Faisal Sanni (Katsina United), Babatunde Bello (Akwa United), Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England), William Troost-Ekong (Watford FC, England), Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France) and Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England).

Seventeen players were still being expected to join the squad in the United States last night.

The Super Eagles will trade tackles with Qatar 2022 World Cup-bound South American and North American teams.

The game will be Peseiro’s first in charge of the Super Eagles after the NFF confirmed his appointment a few weeks ago.

Three-time African champions will tango with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas tomorrow, before flying to New Jersey to confront Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, June 2.

The Super Eagles had their first training session at 6.00 p.m. (Dallas, Texas time) yesterday.





Resign, Sport Editors tell NFF board members.


The Guild of Sports Editors, the umbrella body of managers of sports in the country’s major media organisations, has advised members of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to resign from their positions honourably and give the game chance to breathe.

Speaking on the backdrop of the country’s senior national football team, Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for Qatar 2022 World Cup, the editors said the board members would be doing the nation great injustice if they continued to misdirect Nigerian football after last Tuesday’s misadventure.

In a statement signed by the Guild’s Vice President, Adekunle Salami, the editors described the decision to sack members of Super Eagles’ technical crew as diversionary, adding that Nigerian football needs a clean break from the malaise of the last eight years.

“Nigerian football is bigger than any individual and should not be tied to the fortunes of anybody.

“The leadership of the current NFF has ridden on the back of Nigerian football to get to top positions in world football governing body, FIFA, to the detriment of the game.

“Nigerian football now needs total overhaul, from the lowest league to the national team and that can only happen when patriotic individuals, not self-seekers, are given opportunity to manage the game.

“We call on the National Assembly, Federal Government, and especially, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to begin the process of cleansing the football house.

“Tuesday’s failure is one of the results of poor decision making, dishonest deployment of men and materials, as well as avarice that have eaten deep into the fabrics of the NFF.

— Sign Up For 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 —

Global Coverage Newsletter

Global Economy, Politics, Business, Education, Multiculturalism, Geopolitical Rise — we bring you the stories that matter.

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy

“We ask, therefore, that every executive member of the federation should resign honourably;

“All the back room staff, including Super Eagles secretary, team manager and protocol officer, among other officers, who have spent more than 10 years in office, must be redeployed to allow for fresh ideas.”

The editors accused the current leadership of the NFF of killing Nigeria’s football, saying many of the board members use their positions to fulfil personal interests. The Guild also recalls that the Algeria Football Federation (AFF) President, Sharafeddine Emara, resigned after his country failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup following the 2-1 defeat suffered against Cameroun at home last week.

“It is unfortunate that the NFF has killed the local league to such an extent that no player from the domestic game is deemed capable of playing for the Super Eagles.

“The junior national teams, which, hitherto, was a nursery for the Super Eagles, no longer produce quality youngsters because of the corruption that has killed the age grade teams.”


Eagles can challenge for world cup trophy – Coach Egbo says


The first African coach to win a European league title Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo believes the Super Eagles of Nigeria can challenge for the FIFA World Cup trophy.

Coach Egbo who won the Albanian top-flight league title with KF Tirana with two games left and qualified the team for the UEFA Champions League, made history by becoming the first from the continent to achieve such feat.

The 46-year-old who was a guest on Media TV (known to Noble Reporters Media) described his success as a celebration for all Africans.

“I believe it’s not just a celebration for me, it’s a celebration for all Africans, all Nigerians, all the black race everywhere.


“They are responsible for this wonderful amazing feat we succeeded in doing far away from my home country in a foreign land.

“It is still sinking down because I was doing my job just to train my team to try to win the league after 11 years away not winning the league and I didn’t know until when we won the league that when the news open and then I got to know that I am the first African, the first Nigerian to do this feat and it has been a wonderful time,” He said.

After winning the title, coach Egbo says he is hungry for more success and his attention now is to win the last two league games of the season and also clinch the FA Cup, a title KF Tirana last won in 1999.

“We are not celebrating yet; we still have two games in the league to finish and then we will receive the medal and the trophy on the 29th of this month and then we have the finals of the FA Cup on the 2nd of August so I’m still in a celebratory mood but I want to win the doubles,” he said.


The former Super Eagles goalkeeper took charge of KF Tirana when the club was in eight position after two managers failed to turn around the fortunes of the club.

Prior to his appointment, the Nigerian has been with the club for six years as an assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer.

Having won the league title, league cup and super cup with the team as a player, his desire was to win a title for the team.

He revealed, “ I know how I felt winning it as a player though it was not an easy task; the team was in the relegation zone, we were down and out psychologically and otherwise, our turnaround was winning the derby and went on to win 16 games with just a draw, a record in the league.”

He is now looking forward to extending his contract with the club.

“I was given three games in December pending on the appointment of another coach, normally that’s what I do anytime a coach is sack I come in as a caretaker. When I won all three games, they said it can’t be possible to bring another coach since none of their previous coaches have won three consecutive games and so I was given the job until the end of the season.

“We are now in discussion for a new contract before the end of the season we will hear another news about renewing or extending the contract.’’

Coaching is a very tasking job and doing it in a foreign country comes with many obstacles, as a result, former players are more comfortable with taking a coaching job with the national teams but for coach Egbo, overcoming the challenges must come with sacrifice, hard work and belief.


“It is not that they won’t have problems or issues, but they need to believe in themselves because that’s very important. The more they try to stop you, you have to give more confidence to yourself to do more,” he added.

“That’s exactly what happened to me, it was not an easy task for me, being a foreigner and also being a black coach. Though I had wonderful support from the fans, but as they said in every 12, there is always a Judah.

“There are people who don’t want you to achieve anything or succeed but those are the people that help you more if you take the positives out of their criticism you don’t need to allow it to bring you down, fight more to prove that you can do it. If I can do it, then any African coach can do it.”

Coach Egbo represented Nigeria 12 times and was part of the team that featured in the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations where the Super Eagles won silver and bronze respectively.


He is open to coaching the national team and feels the Eagles should go to the World Cup with the aim of winning the trophy.

“I’m 100% Nigerian even though I have a European passport. I got everything in Nigeria and I played at the highest level so anytime I’m called upon to come and help, to raise the football of my country up, I will be here because I want us one day to be challenging to win the World Cup.

“I’m always open; we can never say never to our country, it’s like a military service that anytime we are called, upon we have to do it for our country,” he explained.


NFF renew Gernot Rohr’s contract

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday announced that it has concluded all contractual agreements with Gernot Rohr to remain the coach of the country’s national team.

“I’m happy to announce that the NFF and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick said in a statement.

“We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here.”

The German gaffer was first appointed Super Eagles coach in August 2016 in a three years contract after Sunday Oliseh was sacked by the NFF.

He won his first game in charge of the Nigerian national team with a 1 – 0 win over Tanzania in Uyo, Akwa Ibo State Nigeria.


On 7 October 2017, he led Nigeria to become the first African side to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1–0 win against Zambia. On 17 July 2019, Rohr led Nigeria to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Since the country’s exit from the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt, talks about his contract renewal had hit the woodwork in separate times.

Rohr’s major criticism by many Nigerians was his alleged attitude to local players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NFPL).


His critics argued that there should be a mandatory clause to play local players in his new contract if renewed. It is, however, unknown if such condition was in the renewed contract.

Despite the many reasons stated by Rohr’s critics, Pinnick said he “never lost confidence in Gernot Rohr’s ability to take our football forward and I’m convinced our football will only get better from here on.”

Pinnick disclosed that qualification for the next World Cup in Qatar and winning the next AFCON competition are the conditions given to the Super Eagles coach.


“In truth, these are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions. Like the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has rightly noted; we are uncompromising in these goals,” Pinnick said.

“With the distraction of the contract talks out of the way now, we can now face our football on the pitch, totally.”



Rohr speaks to eagles over Sierra leone

Barring any last minute alterations, the 23-man Super Eagles list for the March double header against Sierra Leone will be delivered by Coach Gernot Rohr on Monday March 2nd to the vault of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before its announcement to the public.

The Super Eagles will host the West Africans in Asaba on March 23 before traveling to Freetown for the reverse fixture eight days later.

There have been huge speculations about who-and-who would be on the list following some spectacular performances by Nigeria’s legion of Europe-based professionals but the German coach has revealed why he’s holding out yet on the list.

“I am meeting some players in Europe before giving my list next Monday,” Rohr told NationSport yesterday.

Such parley with players is a normal routine in international football and Rohr would expectedly check on some players including in-form striker Victor Osimhen in his native France before making whistle stops at other destinations.

Though the 66-year-old former Bayern Munich defender was coy about some of the Super Eagles he would be visiting in the coming days, he made a notable mentioning of Heracles striker Cyriel Dessers.

The 24-year-old, who was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for Nigeria through his mother, reportedly committed his international allegiance to the West African nation in December.

The burly striker is currently the Dutch league’s leading scorer with an impressive 17 goals in 26 appearances on the last count.

“Dessers are a very good player,” Rohr equally said. “He has a chance to be in the 23 (for the double header against Sierra Leone).”

Incidentally, Dessers recently enthused in an interview with the BBC Sports that it would be a dream come true if he’s considered good enough for the Super Eagles.

“Everyone in the family is hoping – and to be involved with Nigeria would be incredibly amazing for my career, but I’ve got to keep proving myself first,” Dessers reportedly said.


Nike Reveals 2020 Nigeria Kit (Photos)

American sportswear giant, NIKE, has unveiled a new ‘Swoosh’ design for the Super Eagles ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match-day three home qualifying encounter against Sierra Leone

Nigeria New Kit 2020

The ‘swoosh’ design comes as a worthy successor to the very ‘successful’ 2018 world cup kit that was much beloved by Super Eagles supporters.

Nike enjoyed unprecedented success with their previous Super Eagles design, which became one of the best selling jerseys in the company’s history following its release ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

The next stage of the World Cup qualifier will commence on March 23, 2020. The draw will be conducted on January 21.


CAF’19: Social media users blast NFF Officials who refused to vote for Asisat

Nigerian officials who refused to vote for Barcelona forward and Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala as she won the African Women Player of the Year for a record fourth time after edging out Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana at the 2019 CAF Award held in Egypt on Tuesday have been criticized on social media.

Fans also took to Twitter to call out Nigeria football federation representatives who were part of the voters for the awards but did not vote for Super Falcons captain.

The 25-year-old dusted off challenges from Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana to equal Perpetua Nkwocha’s achievement after winning 2014, 2016 and 2017 awards.

In a forensic audit done by Sports Village Square, Oshoala lost valuable five votes in the first phase of the voting conducted among technical committee members as Nigeria and NFF member, Ahmed Yusuf did not vote.

That assisted in expanding the 14 point gap that Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout had over Asisat Oshoala.

Even though Oshoala made up with massive votes from the media, she did not get maximum support from the three Nigerian media men that voted.

They were all linked with the NFF. Osasu Obayiuwana, Chisom Mbonu Ezeoke, Tunde Adelakun, and Perpetua Nkwocha, a former Super Falcons player voted Oshoala last, giving her just a point while giving her valuable five points to Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout.

See social media reactions;

@biolakazeem said “The lesson from Twitter per Asisat Oshoala is that nepotism is good. Soon enough, same people will complain in another instance where favouritism/nepotism is placed above fairness in making a decision. It’s the zombie life. Making it up as you go along. Such a sad existence.”

@Solar_unique said “The five Nigerians who were delegates in the Just concluded CAF awards didn’t vote for Asisat Oshoala. Shame!”

@staconzy16 said “No single body from the corporate Nigerian media pushed the Asisat Oshoala CAF agenda! Just media bodies From Spain, @LaLiga @BarcaWorldwide @FCBfemen etc did. I’m utterly dissapointed that Perpetual Nkwocha did this to a junior Colleague. We are our own hindrance! Imagine


@cbngov_akin1 said “The 5 Nigerians who were delegates in the Just concluded #CAFAwards2020 didn’t vote for Asisat Oshoala @AsisatOshoala as NO 1. @perpetuankwoch is the Biggest hypocrite. Are we not the real enemy of our own brothers and sisters? Same way they didn’t Vote JJ Okocha then.

@NuolBeth said “RT “RT gidifeedtv: God is bigger than Men, see the way Nigerians voted against their own sister, Asisat oshoala at the just concluded #CAFAwards2019 Why are blacks like this?”

@olywal said “Just learnt Perpetua voted Asisat Oshoala 5th. I respect her opinion but this was petty from a legend of the game.”

@ITCANBE_DONE said “Only 5 Nigerians had the opportunity to vote for @AsisatOshoala in the recently concluded CAF awards and none of the five voted for her. But she eventually won. Jack Ma said it all, that’s life.”


Asisat Oshoala reacts after NFF officials refuse to vote for her in CAF award

Super Falcons of Nigeria and FC Barcelona player, Asisat Oshoala has reacted on Twitter after finding out that five Nigerian officials didn’t vote for her to win the CAF Award which she eventually won without their votes.

At the CAF Player of the Year Awards, which took place on Tuesday night in Egypt, the 25-year-old was crowned Africa’s best female footballer for the year for the 4th time after previously winning it in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

She beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa to win the award.

In one of the voting documents released by the Confederation of African Football, it was revealed that five Nigerians officials including four-time African Women’s of the year footballer, Perpetua Nkwocha failed to vote for Asisat Oshoala for the top price.

Reacting on Twitter, she wrote: ‘It only made the victory more sweet …..CHILD OF THE CONTINENT. It’s a blessing to know how much lives I’ve touched and inspired across AFRICA in my young age. All love from this side.’


Mission2020: Amaju Pinnick Reveals Plan For Nigerian Players.

Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, has outlined the plans he has for Nigerian football in the coming year.

Pinnick in 2019 became a FIFA Executive member and won a legs battle against corruption allegations to cement his power in Nigerian football, but believes Nigerian football is set to get even bigger in 2020.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick outlines his various plans for Nigerian football in 2020

Pinnick, who can count Nigeria’s third place AFCON 2019 finish and the Super Eagles improved performances as major successes in 2019 has revealed that the governing body will focus on the qualifying campaigns of the Super Eagles for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the qualifiers of the Super Falcons for the 12th edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations, and those of the U17 girls and U20 girls for their different FIFA World Cup finals.

According to Pinnick who spoke to reporters on Tuesday Dec. 31st, Nigerian teams are expected to not just participate in tournaments but win the tournaments.
“We are also determined to concentrate much effort and resources on youth development programmes, including but not limited to the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Programme. It is important that we continue to churn out quality talents and work hard to nurture them to excellent products who will then fit into the age-grade National Teams and bring honour to the nation at various championships.”

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick

“As we have made known, teams representing Nigeria in international matches and competitions will be told in no uncertain terms that they are expected to win, not just participate. The era of simply being there to participate is long gone.”

The draw for the qualifying campaign of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals will be conducted in Egypt in January 2020, with 10 groups of four teams each that will produce only the winner from each group to play five home-and-away matches to select representatives of Africa in Qatar.


Ex Nigerian Player, Ogbonnaya Is Engaged, Proposed to girlfriend. (photos)

Former American football running back, Christopher Ogbonnaya is engaged to his white girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano.

The 33-year-old took to Instagram to share photos of himself proposing to his stunning partner during a romantic outing in Lotte, New York Palace.

He simply captioned the post: ‘ YES.’

Former NFL player Chris Ogbonnaya proposes to his girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano (Photos)

His wife to be, Jeanine Juliano also shared similar photos to her Instagram page and wrote:

‘YES.YES.YES 100 million times over. Yesterday was something out of a hallmark movie and couldn’t have been more perfect. You are the most perfect thoughtful and extraordinary man, I can not believe someone would ever do all this for me. And that everyone I know was in on it and had been keeping this a secret for the past month!!! I CANNOT WAIT TO BE YOUR WIFE!!!!

Former NFL player Chris Ogbonnaya proposes to his girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano (Photos)

Chris Ogbonnaya, whose dad is of Nigerian descent played college football at the University of Texas. Ogbonnaya also played for the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, and New York Giants. On June 19, 2015, he announced his retirement from American football.

See more photos below.

Former NFL player Chris Ogbonnaya proposes to his girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano (Photos)Former NFL player Chris Ogbonnaya proposes to his girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano (Photos)

Former NFL player Chris Ogbonnaya proposes to his girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano (Photos)

Former NFL player Chris Ogbonnaya proposes to his girlfriend, Jeanine Juliano (Photos)


Belgian, Cyriel Desserts says he wants to play for Nigeria Super eagles.

…NFF welcomes the striker.

The Nigeria Football Federation Federation have officially accepted the proposal of Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria.

This comes days after the Dutch Eredivisie top scorer who plays as a striker for Heracles Almelo in Holland, made his intention clear to play for Nigeria.

The 24-year-old born to a Belgian dad and Nigerian mother who has 11 goals and 5 assists in 15 appearances for his club this season, said: “I have never been to Nigeria because of the political situation there. It was slightly better last year so I’ll be twice as happy if I can get an invite, even if it’s a friendly against Madagascar or Mauritius.”

After his public cry to Coach Gernot Rohr to invite him to play for Nigeria, the NFF made an official announcement on their official Twitter account, welcoming Cyriel Dessers.

“@CyrielDessers Eredivisie player of the month says he is open for @NGSuperEagles selection. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong.

“ After a series of discussions with the NFF President Amaju Pinnick, I have decided to fully commit myself to Nigeria and the Super Eagles and I’m going to work to be part of the team and fight for more success for the country.”

“I am a proud Nigerian and I can’t wait to fulfill my dream of wearing the green-white-green,” the striker said in the statement.

NFF welcome Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria



We’ve settled you – NFF president tells super eagles coach, Gernot rohr.

…we pay you salary religiously.

Amaju Pinnick, the president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has berated the action of the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to have accused the federation of owing him salary.

The German tactician had in a recent interview claimed that the NFF is currently owing him $100,000 in bonuses and allowances, a report that has been debunked by the federation.

Pinnick has cleared the air on the federation bill with Rohr in terms of payment of salaries. According to him,

“We don’t owe you (Rohr), you cannot come out to say that we owe you salary. We pay you, an employee, and you must respect the employer because we pay you salary religiously.”

Pinnick further advised the technical adviser to be mindful of his utterances in the media.

‘’If they pay you, you don’t come out to say they pay you. There are some things you don’t say.”

Rohr’s present contract is set to expire in June 2020.



Warm wishes from FIFA President congratulating NFF President as he hits 49.

Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, turned 49 today Sunday December 1st.

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, sent him a congratulatory message on the occassion of his birthday. In the congratulatory message, Infantino prayed that Pinnick’s 49th birthday brings him good health, happiness and success in his personal and professional life.

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, congratulates NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, as he turns 49


FC Ifeanyi Ubah Football Team Attacked And Brutalised By Unknown Gunmen Dressed In NYSC Uniform.

Team members of FC Ifeanyi Ubah suffered a gunman attack while on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture today November 29.

The bus conveying the players scheduled to play Jigawa Golden stars at the Kano stadium on Sunday December 1 was attacked in Kabba, Kogi state.

Gunmen allegedly dressed in NYSC uniform attacks FC Ifeanyi Ubah team bus in Kogi (photos)

No life was lost in the attack but it was gathered that the driver and a player were hit by bullets fired at the bus.

Chairman of the club, Chukwuma Ubah who confirmed the attack told newsmen “Our bus was attacked by gunmen in Okene. The driver and a player was hit by bullets fired at the bus. They have been taken to a hospital nearby where they are being attended to. We thank God that no life was lost.”

Gunmen allegedly dressed in NYSC uniform attacks FC Ifeanyi Ubah team bus in Kogi (photos)

The Club in its statement said the players were attacked by a gunman who wore NYSC uniform. Injured victims of the attack which ocurred by 1:30pm today have been taken to the hospital.

“This is to inform the general public that at about 1:30pm today, players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) who were travelling to Kano for their scheduled NPFL match day 6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state,” the statement read.

“To the glory of God, no life was lost. However, the driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment.

“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies; Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road, especially clubs owned by Private investors who are made to invest their hard earned money in the growth and development of Nigerian football.

“Conclusively, fans, well wishers, supporters and Nigerians in general are kindly urged to keep the entire management, coaching staff and players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah in their prayers in this moment of despair.”


Update: NFF Set To Review Super Eagles Player’s Payment

The body responsible for the organization of football in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation has stated it is currently reviewing the way of payment and amount of payment given to the Super Eagles players as bonus for matches.

The Super Eagles are currently receiving $15,000 as bonus per tournament and $10,000 for other national engagements, this is different from money received from government, politicians and well meaning Nigerians to the team, and the NFF is in discussions with the players and their agents to renegotiate the bonus payments according to NFF technical director, Bitrus Bewarang.

Gernot Rohr’s men top Group L of the 2021 AFCON qualifying with six points after winning their opening two games against Benin and Lesotho but weren’t given bonus payments for those two qualifiers as the NFF tries to modify the payment structure to be based on performance and not just appearance for the Super Eagles players.

“The present NFF started the policy of paying players a percentage of tournament bonuses during the 2018 FIFA World Cup just to motivate them, outside their bonuses and allowances,” Bitrus Bewerang stated.

“We did not pay any bonus for the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho because we are in the process of negotiating with the players on a new template of bonus payments based on performance after qualification for championships. This is still being discussed.”