2 February 2013

Cote d'Ivoire/South Africa: U.S.$15,000-a-Man for Super Eagles After Possible Defeat of 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.

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.

Guinness which is the team's official sponsor has also made a financial commitment for goals scored at the 2013 AFCON, while the Eagles are expecting one of Africa's well known 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.

Is Nigeria really up to the task and are the players ready to get the said amount?

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