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FG approves unpaid 12 billion quota and allowances for Nigeria national team


The Federal Government on Sunday approved the payment of outstanding salaries and allowances of N12 billion to Nigeria's national teams in various sports.

The teams include the Super Eagles, as announced in a statement signed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's spokesperson, Ajuli Ngerale.

“This payment includes the settlement of up to 15 months' worth of senior national team coaches' salaries,” Ngerele said.

“This also includes allowances and commitment payments for the senior national team, women’s national team and U-20 national team.”

This comes at a time when Nigeria's Super Eagles are preparing to participate in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach Jose Peceiro announced on December 29 the final 25-man squad for the 2023 AFCON, which will be held in Ivory Coast from January 13 to February 12, 2024.

As Nigeria, who won Nigeria in 1980, Tunisia in 1994 and South Africa in 2013, launches an onslaught towards a fourth AFCON title, coach Peseiro will use three goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders and eight forwards. selected people.

The three-time AFCON champions will face two-time champions Ivory Coast in Group A, as well as Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau at Abidjan's Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

Source: guardian.ng

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