Super eagles will earn $30,000-a-man if they beat South Korea tomorrow and qualify for the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup.
Victory for Nigeria over Korea in Durban combined with an expected Argentina win over Greece will see the Eagles through to the knockout stage of the tournament despite losing their first two matches.
Each player is entitled to $10,000 for a victory in the first round of the World Cup, but none of them is smiling yet to the bank as the team is yet to win a game in South Africa.
However, as an additional incentive to the team to beat Korea, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has now agreed to pay the team not on a match-to-match basis, but on the basis of qualification for each round of the competition.
“The players will now pocket $30,000 each if they beat Korea and qualify for the next round. It was something the NFF leadership agreed with the players,” a top NFF official disclosed.
The Eagles will earn a further $12,500 per head for victory in the round of 16. NFF president, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, has also tasked the team to win against South Korea.
He addressed the team before training on Friday afternoon at their base camp in Richard’s Bay, urging them to rise to the occasion because the whole country still believes in them.