Wednesday, December 16

Buhari rejects ₦750,000 bonus for Eaglets, says its too much

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a N750,000 package for each player of the Golden Eaglets squad, that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The presidency reportedly, claimed the budget was too much.

This week, Buhari’s government warned that next year will be rough for the country, as the economy is expected to get worse. In trying to contain that, government spendings will be cut down drastically.

An official of the Ministry of Sports disclosed to AfricanFootball: “The proposal has been reviewed after the first rejection. We wait for the green light from the presidency on the date for the reception and the reward,”  A much lower proposal of N150,000 per player, has now been sent by the Sports Ministry.

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