Super Eagles to get their dues

Edwin  - CEO January 7, 2024
Updated 2024/01/07 at 1:50 PM
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Nigerian Super Eagles
Nigerian Super Eagles

As FG approves N12bn lingering payments for Super Eagles and other national teams


By Ed Emeanua

As reported by this portal yesterday, critical funds have been made available to the Super Eagles; the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the approved payment of N12 billion to offset lingering payments for the Super Eagles and other national teams of various sports.

This is in a statement on the X account of Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Media Center.

According to the statement, the released funds will wipe out the senior football team’s coach’s 15 months of outstanding salaries and take care of allowances and promises due to the nation’s football teams, the senior male and female sides, and the Under-20 national team.

The statement reads, “President @officialABAT has approved the payment of N12billion outstanding backlog for Nigeria’s national sports teams, including Super Eagles and others.

“The payment entails clearing the senior national team coach salaries running up to 15 months, payments of allowances and promises due to the senior national teams, females, and Under-20 national team.

“This is coming at a time when the Super Eagles of Nigeria are preparing to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations, which is billed to start later this month.”

In 2020, the Federal Government failed to pay the Super Eagles the N1.5 billion approved for the team to compete at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The team eventually ended the tournament third best behind victors Algeria and runners-up Senegal.

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