1 February 2013

Nigeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Eagles to Get U.S.$15,000-a-Man to Beat Cote d'Ivoire

The Super Eagles will each receive $15,000 if they beat Cote d'Ivoire and qualify for the semi-final of the 2013 AFCON on Sunday.

A top Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official reconfirmed an MTNFootball.com exclusive of several weeks ago when he also disclosed each player will be $20,000 richer if they triumph in the semi-final.

For victory in the championship game on February 10 inside the National Stadium in Johannesburg, each player will pocket another $30,000.

Each player received $30,000 a day after the team qualified for the quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Team sponsor Guinness has also made a financial commitment for goals scored at the AFCON, while the Eagles are expecting billionaire Aliko Dangote to splash more cash after they reached the last eight.

Each player was paid about $80,000 when Nigeria finished third at the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola.

On Sunday afternoon in Rustenburg, they face 1992 champions Cote d'Ivoire.

The winners of this match-up will clash with the winners of the quarterfinal between hosts South Africa and Mali.

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