AFCON 2023 $4m Prize Money: Confusion as Super Eagles, NFF Disagree on Sharing Formula

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The players of the Super Eagles and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have yet to reach an agreement on the distribution of the $4 million prize money received from the Confederation of African Football for reaching the final of the 2023 AFCON.

The players are demanding 30% of the prize money, amounting to $1.2 million, while the NFF is urging them to accept 25%, which equates to $1 million.

“There is no agreement yet between the players and the NFF on how the prize money should be shared,” a top official said.

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“The mistake was that there was no agreement about this before the tournament, but at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, where the team finished third, the boys got 30% of the prize money CAF paid to the NFF.”

CAF disbursed the AFCON prize money to the NFF last month. Previously, some players openly accused captain Ahmed Musa of not adequately advocating for their rightful payments.

This recent pay dispute should not be mistaken for the 12 billion Naira generously approved by Chief Bola Tinubu in January to settle outstanding bonuses and allowances from as far back as 2021.

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