The victorious home –based senior national team, Super Eagles B on Sunday night were surprisingly rewarded for their qualification to the CHAN Championship by the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation.
The NFF approved that players and officials be paid extra amount of money as performance/qualification bonus for the 4th African Nations Championship.
According to a NFF statement, “For the drawn game against Burkina Faso’s Etalons at the Stade August 4 on Sunday, which sent Nigeria into the draw for the Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship, each Super Eagle was entitled to the sum of $1,000 with each of the coaches earning more.
The NFF through its 2nd Vice President/LMC chairman Shehu Dikko, who led the Nigeria delegation to Ouagadougou, announced to the group that NFF President Amaju Pinnick had directed that players and officials be paid the full bonus, with the other half serving as qualification bonus.
The joyous delegation, which included 23 Eagles, returned to Nigeria at 1.15am on Monday, aboard the same ARIK Air Bombardier Jet that flew them from Port Harcourt to Ouagadougou on Friday night.
The Super Eagles B join hosts Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, Angola, Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger Republic and Zimbabwe. Host of the inaugural edition of the competition in 2009, Cote d’Ivoire will host Ghana on Friday, while Cameroon will tackle Congo in Pointe Noire on Saturday, for the remaining two spots.