–Train In Brasilia, Nigerian Govt Approves Bonus Payment
Nigeria resumed training on Friday just as the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan approved N3.805 million as appearance fee for the Super Eagles at the 2014 World Cup.
And the country’s senate president has headed back to Brazil as head of a high-powered government delegation.
Jonathan’s approval is sequel to the protest of the players on Thursday after they boycotted training to press home their demand for a bonus payment and drew huge media attention.
Top source in the Presidency informed AfricanFootball.com:”The President spoke with the team on Thursday assuring them that the money would be paid them.”
Senate President David Mark is expected to head out to Brazil today leading a Presidential delegation.
Mark watched the team’s goalless draw with Iran before heading back to Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles have since resumed training ahead of Monday’s round of 16 game against France hours after they arrived the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia.