Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has promised that the nation’s soccer governing body has set plans in motion to ensure the Super Eagles get more comfortable trappings heading into the World Cup.
While acknowledging that the players have already started receiving bank alerts of various allowances and bonuses paid early by the NFF, Pinnick said the aim is to ensure that the Eagles are well moti9vated heading into the Mundial in Russia next month.
Pinnick further assured that there will not be any form of distractions for the Eagles, as the team goes to the World Cup, with owed bonuses and promissory notes secured and already being paid.
The early release of $2m from the world football governing body, FIFA has helped in a long way to making the NFF meet all their financial obligations to the players ahead of time.
Pinnick confirmed the payments, adding that he and other members of the NFF are all excited that their efforts at ensuring a distraction-free campaign have been achieved.
He said: “We are glad that our efforts and relationship with FIFA has always paid off. We were also then able to raise $800, 000 in addition, which gave the federation the exact amount needed to prosecute the World Cup and the remaining pre-World Cup games.
“We are confident now that without any distraction, the players can concentrate with Nigerians and fans of the Eagles see the most organised outing so far.”