Nigeria Football Federation said it has paid full salaries of all its coaches, till after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The NFF said the coaches were paid as a form of motivation and keeping all forms of distractions away from the team.
The NFF gave the details in a Communiqué released to the media after a meeting of its executive committee body in Abuja on Tuesday. The NFF affirmed that the Super Eagles preparations for the World Cup remained in full gear. The federation praised AITEO, its premium partner, for paying its partnership fee, which enabled the federation to pay the coaches.
The statement “lauded the leading energy solution company, which also bankrolls the Federation’s annual football competition and its new annual Football Awards, for its sincerity of purpose and worthy investment in Nigerian Football.”
The federation members praised the government and people of Akwa Ibom State for the roles they played in the qualification of the Super Eagles for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The team and federation officials are to pay courtesy visit when the players return to Nigeria for the friendly match against Congo on the road to Russia.
The Communiqué added, “Players and officials of the Super Eagles will pay a courtesy visit on Governor Udom Emmanuel in Uyo after they commence camping in Nigeria for the match against Democratic Republic of Congo.”
The NFF directed the Secretariat to work at a fast pace and diligently too, and to finalize within the next few days all travel and other logistics, as well as accommodation arrangements in Russia, for the Nigerian Contingent to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.