Nigeria president Bola Tinubu has reportedly approved of N12bn to Super Eagles and other sports teams in the country as part of what the nation owes them.
This concerns the salaries of Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro who worked for 15 months being unpaid but also other allowances and promises due to national teams including Super Falcons and U-20 team.
“President Bola Tinubu has approved the payment of N12billion outstanding backlog for Nigeria’s national teams of various sports, which includes Super Eagles and others”, the president’s statement reads.
“The payment entails the clearing of the senior national team coach salaries running up to 15 months, payments of allowances and promises due to the senior national teams, females, and Under-20 national team.
“This is coming at a time when the Super Eagles of Nigeria are preparing to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations, which is billed to start later this month.”