FG has expanded the triumphant reward of super eagles by $5,000 as a methods for inspiring them to win their staying two group games at the continuous FIFA World Cup in Russia.
With this expansion, every player will now get $15,000 winning reward per amusement against starting $10,000 per diversion concurred with the players previously the competition commenced in Russia on Thursday.
The increase in Bonus comes after their misfortune to Croatia in the principal leg of their matches last Saturday.
Super Eagles will play their next two group matches against Iceland and Argentina. Nigeria will play Iceland who drew 1-1 with Argentina on Saturday June 22 preceding playing Argentina in their keep going gathering diversion on June 26.
Making the expansion in the winning reward known, the Minister of Sports, Dalung said
It is unfortunate that we did not win, which would have served as a morale booster at the group stage, but we will not lose hope. The Federal Government is doing its best to ensure that the Super Eagles excel in Russia. Even President Muhammadu Buhari took time out to motivate the players yesterday and to assure them of his unflinching support for the team. I personally added $5,000 to their winning bonus to motivate the team, but we must still keep our hopes alive because this is just the beginning. I urge the players to remain focused while the technical department will have to put heads together with the coach to salvage our next two matches against Iceland and Argentina. If we win our next matches against Iceland and Argentina, then we can qualify from the group.
He approached Nigerians to keep on supporting super eagles
The Super Eagles are a work in progress. It’s a very young team and we are nurturing them for greater exploits, not only for now but also for the future. We are not giving any excuses but we must continue to rally round our team, irrespective of the result recorded on Saturday. I appeal to Nigerians to rally behind the team and pray for them ahead of their next game against Iceland. I strongly believe that despite the disappointing start, the Super Eagles will come out strong from the group,