Pinnick Puts Smile On Super Eagles Players Ahead Of Liberia Clash

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has disclosed plans to insure each player of the national team.

According to PUNCH Sports Extra, the FA boss says a meeting has been scheduled between the federation and the senior players in the Super Eagles for Thursday to review their World Cup bonuses.

Pinnick revealed that talks are ongoing with an unnamed insurance company to insure the players of the teams.

“We have an insurance deal we are working on, about N17m per player. Once you are in the Eagles you have insurance.

“We are not just looking at finance but the value in kind that will enhance you talk less and act more on the pitch. I’m very proud of you guys; we fight, argue but importantly we settle.”

The FIFA Council Member made this known while addressing the players on Tuesday after lunch at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos.

Outstanding bonuses and allowances of coaches and players, as well as salaries, are still being owed.

Nigeria begin its 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Friday with a home clash against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

The Eagles travel to Praia next Monday for their match-day two tie with Cape Verde on Tuesday.

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Pinnick also added that the Eagles will be flying for their away games in one of the country’s newest aircraft after reaching an agreement with Air Peace to fly the team for the next three years.

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