Nigeria’s Under-20 team the flying Eagles just back from Niger republic after participating in this year’s AFCON Under-20 Nations cup, have received qualification bonus of 3,000 dollars about 1.08 million naira each for picking one of the tickets to the World Cup in Poland.
The Paul Aigbogun tutored side made it to the semifinals of the championship alongside Mali, South Africa and Senegal but failed to make it to the final after losing 2-1 to Mali.
It was gathered that the bonus was given to the boys just before Mali Match. The team then went ahead to again lose the third place match 1-0 to South Africa thus finishing 4th in the classification of the four countries that will be flying the continent’s flag at the World cup in Poland.
The Nigeria Football Federation NFF officials who paid out the largesse told the players point blank not to expect anything as addition to what they have been paid.