NFF have finally decided to pay the appearance bonus for
Eagles, amidst FIFA sanction threat.
Team officials were also not left out of the largesse with the
least getting about $25,000.
Some players felt, they shouldn’t share the money amongst
players that played in the qualifiers and not the World Cup,
but they all came to a consensus to include those that
couldn’t make the World Cup and played in the qualifiers.
“There was a big issue among the senior players whether
those who were part of the qualifiers should also get
something. At the end of the day, skipper Joseph Yobo
prevailed that they also have to be included,” a team official
“So, even some players like John Utaka and Raheem Lawal,
who played just a couple of qualifiers, will also get