Oliseh, Mikel get N1.2bn World Cup cash


Players, coaches and backroom staff of the Super Eagles will get 30% of the $9.5 million FIFA will pay Nigeria for qualifying for next year’s World Cup as their qualification bonus, according to ScoreNigeria.
It was the same percentage employed for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
But in the case of Russia 2018, the amount will be higher at $2.85 million, about $3 million, which is about 1.2 billion Naira in the parallel market, after FIFA increased the appearance fees to the 32 finalists by 12%.
And this figure will rise significantly should the Eagles go past the group stage of Russia 2018, as they did in Brazil in 2014, meaning they will then earn even more cash for landing Nigeria in Russia.
“The Eagles and the NFF have agreed 30% of the appearance fee paid by FIFA will be the qualification bonus to be paid the team, that is the players and the officials,” SCORENigeria quoted a top official of the Super Eagles.
“All the players and officials who were involved with the team are to be paid based on their call-ups and appearances.”
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh will get a share of the $3 million qualifying bonus the NFF have agreed to pay the country’s team.
His backroom staff are also expected to benefit from this windfall.
Oliseh led Nigeria to beat Swaziland 2-0 on aggregate in a second round elimination game in November 2015 for the Eagles to then be drawn in ‘The Group of Death’ along with African champions Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia.
“That will therefore mean that Sunday Oliseh will be paid from this bonus as he was the one who got the team to feature in the mini-league series after the Eagles outscored Swaziland.”

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