Dakar - Players of the Nigerian U23 team, the Dream Team were paid a total of $13 000 being their match allowances and bonuses dating from their camping exercise in The Gambia, News24 can confirm.
The players had threatened to boycott the final of the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations after being owed match allowances and bonuses, but the National Sports commission came to the rescue, with Director General of the NSC, Alhassan Yakmut personally delivering their payments in Dakar before the final against Algeria.
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A breakdown of the payments show the players were paid $100 each a day for the 10 days spent in The Gambia. They were then paid $2, 000 for the win over Mali in the first game, $1, 000 each for the drawn games against Egypt and Algeria. They got $4, 000 for the semifinal win over Senegal and the same amount for the final win over Algeria.
The team have since arrived Lagos, but without the trio of Junior Ajayi, Taiwo Awoniyi and captain Okechukwu Azubuike, who all returned to their respective clubs in Tunisia, Germany and Turkey respectively.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.