Minister of Youth and Sports Development Solomon Dalung has diclosed that players and officials of the Nigerian Super Eagles team would be paid their camping allowances upfront for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament holding from Jun. 14 to Jul. 15, 2018.
He said “The Federal Government of Nigeria has mobilised and has overcome some of the common obstacles that usually characterised our preparation.
“Our team would have their camping allowances even paid upfront so that we eliminate the crisis of allowances in camps.
“Bonuses are progressive with performance, that one we are also sure that they will do well in it.
“We have also kept the team together and the leadership, and maintain harmony in their football family to be able to give Nigeria victory.
“One thing remains very sure, with the qualification of Nigeria, the country has made a statement that she is not going to Russia as a mere spectator.
“We are contenders that the world should watch out for,’’ Dalung said.
Nigeria would be facing former World Champions, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D, but Dalung said there was no cause for alarm as Nigeria was prepared to face the challenge.