Russia 2018: NFF to Receive FIFA $2 Million Advance for Eagles

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is to be given a $2 Million advance by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) towards the preparations of the Super Eagles for the Russia 2018 World Cup next month.

The world football body will also give other four African football federations a $2m advance each to pay player bonuses before the tournament.

The Confederation of African Football says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help “settle beforehand the question of bonuses.”

It was revealed that the winners get $38m, then the 32 federations sending teams to the World Cup get $1.5m each from FIFA to prepare, plus at least $8m in prize money after the tournament.

The CAF said that the money disputes at the previous World Cups affected badly the image of African football, with a considerable impact on team performances.

According to AP, Cameroon arrived late at the 2014 World Cup while Ghana’s government had to fly in $3m cash to avert a strike and Nigeria players cancelled a team practice.

Also a report on the CAF official website, the decision comes on the negotiations initiated by CAF president Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the exceptional agreement granted on April 12.

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