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Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2013

Super Eagles to arrive in Brazil on Saturday

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The national team has resolved the problems which ensured that it missed its flight to South America and will now play in the Confederations Cup

Super Eagles

Nigeria will play in the Confederations Cup after resolving the bonus row that ensured that the team missed a flight from Windhoek, Namibia on Thursday.

The team is now expected to arrive in Brazil on Saturday before playing its first game against Tahiti on Monday.

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valke told Reuters that the dispute has now been resolved. “I spoke with the team manager and they will be in a plane on Saturday and will be at the Confederations Cup, so the issue is solved,” he said.

The Super Eagles were fighting over the unilateral slashing of their match bonuses by the Nigeria Football Federation which claimed that it was cutting overhead costs.

Instead of receiving $10,000 for a win, they were offered $5000 for their 1-0 victory over Kenya in Nairobi last week in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match.

Their $5000 draw bonus was also cut to $2500 for their 1-1 draw against Namibia on Wednesday.

 


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