President Bola Tinubu has resolved the long-standing outstanding payment owed by the Federal Government to the Super Eagles and various national sporting teams.
As disclosed through a statement on Tinubu’s Media Centre’s social media handle on Sunday, this payment covers the settlement of senior national team coaches’ salaries for a period of 15 months. Additionally, it encompasses the clearing of allowances and commitments owed to the senior national teams, including the female squads and the Under-20 national team.
The statement reads, “President @officialABAT has approved the payment of N12 billion outstanding backlog for Nigeria’s National teams of various sports, which includes Super Eagles and others.
“The payment entails the clearing of the senior national team coach salaries running up to 15 months, payments of allowances and promises due to the senior national teams, females, and Under-20 national team.
“This is coming at a time when the Super Eagles of Nigeria are preparing to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations, which is billed to start later this month.”
Also, in January 2022, Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa said FG owed his teammates bonuses for two games.
Musa disclosed this in a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday as the Super Eagles few days to the Nations Cup.
“Regarding the bonus, I think they are just owing us for two games now. Yeah, two games,” Musa said. “There is no other outstanding outside these two games.”
Musa added that the players will “be having a meeting with the coach and maybe the NFF officials so we can take the next step forward.”