Crisis Delays Eagles $9m World Cup Prize Money

Crisis Delays Eagles $9m World Cup Prize Money

Top Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official, Musa Amadu, has said Nigeria are yet to receive the nine million dollars prize money they earned at the last World Cup because of the leadership crisis that has bedeviled the country.

“The money is ready, but the katakata (crisis) we have had has meant we are yet to access it,” NFF general secretary Amadu disclosed in a radio interview monitored in Abuja Tuesday.
“We believe that once everything is sorted, we will get the cash.”


The leadership tussle began soon after the country’s exit at the hands of France in Brazil 2014.
Amadu also said they are very much aware of the $3.8 million advanced to them by the federal government to offset the appearance fee for the players at Brazil and are obliged to refund it once they get the money.

“We have a memo from the sports ministry reminding us of our obligation to the government and once we get the money, we will pay up,” he said.


The Super Eagles reached the knockout stage of the World Cup in Brazil for only the second time in their history.

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  • Editor, you got this one wrong on the number of times Nigeria qualifered to the second round of world cup. The first was USA 1994, second was 1998 in France. So note that the Brazil episod is the third time.

  • Chigozie Ekokwu 4 years ago

    we do hope when it is eventually paid. It is channelled to the right places