Beginning with next month’s World Cup qualifier, players of the Super Eagles will no longer be paid their bonuses by cash.
The squad members have been ordered to open accounts with a particular local bank, where the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will pay their bonuses into.
“We have been asked to open foreign currency accounts with a bank where our bonuses will now be paid,” a player informed AfricanFootball.com
The direction is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s new financial policy as it concerns foreign currencies.
Before now, the Eagles and other national teams were paid their bonuses in cash.
Former Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, flew to Brazil last year during the World Cup with over $3million, to pay the team appearance bonuses.