A total of N90Million has been designated to be shared among the Super Eagles B, (Players & Coaching Crew) for the just concluded Africa-Nations Championship (CHAN) hosted by Morocco.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) coughed out the N90Million from the $750,000 prize money the Super Eagles B, earned after emerging the first runner of the just concluded 5th edition of the African Nations Championships (CHAN) in Morocco.
The $750,000 prize money is about N252, 000, 000; 00k were converted to Nigeria’s currency and the N90Million is about 30% of the staggering sum.
Meanwhile, Nigeria also got a participation fee of $100,000 from this year’s edition – which is about N36 Million when converted to the country’s currency – alongside all the 16 participating countries.
Morocco, which hosted and emerged the winner, pocketed a staggering US$2.5 million in prize money, which represents a 67% increase from $750,000 awarded to winners of the previous editions.
Nigeria, which emerged the first runners-up, walked away with $700,000, a 75 per cent increase from $400,000, while the semi-finalist took home $400,000, an increase of up to 60 per cent.
The increase in prize money came months after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) signed a sponsorship agreement with French oil giants, Total.
A Nigeria FA officials had confirmed the payment will be made as promised the team.
” This is besides the match bonuses they have received for going all the way to the championship game in Morocco.”
The Eagles are due to arrive Lagos early on Tuesday morning via a direct flight from Casablanca.
The Eagles will also be hosted by the Lagos State Government when they arrive the Country from Morocco.