Each member of the Super Eagles team that defeated Cameroon in the AFCON knockout stage will earn $37,500 each for beating the Indomitable Lions 3-2 in the Round of 16 at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
One of the Super Eagles sponsors, Captain Hosa Okunbo, promised to give each player $20,000 as bonus.
The Lagos State Government also pledged $5,000 for each player, while the Nigeria Football Federation will pay each player $12,500 as earlier agreed with the team.
In addition, AITEO promised $75,000 for the three goals scored.
This makes the total bonus for each player $37,500.
Nigeria are through to the quarter final stage.
The Nigeria Football Federation has commended top Nigerian dignitaries who were in Alexandria, Egypt on Saturday and cheered the Super Eagles to victory over Cameroon in an interesting AFCON 2019 Round of 16 clash.
The Acting President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, listed the top officials and said the Federation is immensely grateful to them not only for their presence but their passion in cheering and believing in the Super Eagles to overcome even when the team fell behind in the game.
Akinwunmi said: “We want to specially thank the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and; Captain Hosea Wells Okunbor, a staunch financier and supporter of the Super Eagles.
“These distinguished personalities not showed up at the Alexandria Stadium; they oozed passion and love for the game of football and for our dear nation. They were so much involved and always believed the Super Eagles would carry the day.”
Three-time champions Nigeria put the Cup holders to the sword with two quick goals in the second half that took the scoreline to 3-2 after the Lions topped the first half 2-1 also with two quick goals late in the half.
Nigeria will take on South Africa in a much-anticipated quarter final duel at the 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night.