2013 AFCON-Football: Nigeria pays technical crew ahead of tourney opener

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013 AFCON-Football: Nigeria pays technical crew ahead of tourney opener

Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has paid the coaches of the senior national team, the Super Eagles, all their outstanding arrears ahead of Saturday’s kickoff of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, the local media reported Friday, quoting NFF official Shehu Adamu.

According to the report, head coach Stephen Keshi was paid N20 million (US$125,650), his assistant Daniel Amokachi was paid N12 million (US$75,390) while Ike Shorunmu and Sylvanus Okpala collected N6 million each (US$37,695).

“All the four months outstanding salaries and allowances of the technical crew of the Super Eagles up to January 2013 were paid into their accounts on Monday,” Adamu was quoted to have said.

The payment was made possible by the receipt of 750 million naira (US$4.7 million) by the NFF, representing part of the funds to be provided by the Nigerian government for the Super Eagles’ participation in the tournament.

“I want to confirm to you that the part of the amount required to prosecute the Nations Cup in South Africa has been received. This serves as a greater boost for the AFCON participation and we are expecting the balance of the money as the game progresses,’ he said.

The Super Eagles have already landed in South Africa, and are due to open their campaign for a third Nations Cup title against Burkina Faso Monday.

Pana 18/01/2013

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