African Cup

Super Eagles get $25,000 each AFCON bonus

Super EaglesThe Super Eagles were on Sunday morning paid a bonus of $25,000-a-man for beating Burkina Faso to win the AFCON in South Africa.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) could not come up with the cash to pay the team after they won the continental tournament on February 10 in Johannesburg courtesy of a Sunday Mba goal.

A source close to the Eagles confirmed to that the team have now been paid.

It was further gathered that this payment could well have been possible after the NFF received the payment of the cash prize of $1.5 million for winning the competition.

In the meantime, the Akwa Ibom State Government feted the African champions on Sunday in Uyo

Akwa Government rewarded the team with Keshi pocketing two million Naira, while his assistants received half that sum.

The 23 players on the final AFCON squad got a 1 million Naira, while the 17 backroom staff were 500,000 Naira richer.

The team presented Governor Godswill Akpabio with the national team No.9 shirt as well as the AFCON trophy.

The Eagles have thus far received over $9 million in cash gifts for winning a third AFCON title.

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