National team players which include the Super Eagles will no longer be paid their win bonuses by cash beginning from next month’s World Cup qualifier, AfricanFootball.com has gathered.
Instead, they have been directed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to open accounts with a particular local bank, where their win bonuses will now be paid.
“We have been asked to open foreign currency accounts with a bank where our bonuses will now be paid,” a player informed AfricanFootball.com.
This directive comes on the heels of a new financial policy pertaining to foreign currencies adopted by the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This arrangement is one of the measures contained in a players’ code of conduct NFF president Amaju Pinnick announced will soon be implemented.
The Eagles as well as the various national teams have thus far been paid their bonuses in cash.
Last year, the country’s former sports minister Tammy Danagogo, had to fly with a presidential jet to Brazil with over three million US dollars to pay the team appearance bonuses for the World Cup.