NFF Scraps Match Bonuses For U17, U20, U23 Teams- Good Or Bad?

Six arms of the national teams have been dealt a huge blow after the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Thursday that they were no longer entitled to match bonuses.

In its communiqué after a board meeting presided over by the president of the federation Amaju Pinnick in Jos on Wednesday, the NFF also stated that only the Super Eagles and Super Falcons “will be entitled to bonus payments per match”.

The federation firmly ruled out the Flying Eagles (U20), Golden Eaglets (U17), the beach soccer team and the Under-23 team as well as the Falconets (U20 women’s team), Flamingos (U17 women’s team) from any match bonuses during tournaments.

The communiqué read, “The committee reiterated that henceforth, only the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons will be entitled to bonus payments per match.

“Players, coaches and backroom staff of other (national) teams will earn daily allowances, approved bonuses at the end of successful qualifying campaigns and approved allowances (including daily allowances) at championships.”

The body promised that the Eagles would get adequate preparations for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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