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Federal Government to pay Eagles N3bn for World Cup

The Federal Government has planned a N3bn budget as the Super Eagles of Nigeria prepare 6th appearance at World Cup 2018 which begins on June 14 in Russia.

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, disclosed this to Newsmen after a closed-door meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

Dalung said while sponsors and partners would raise part of the money, the substantial part of the “conservative budget” would be provided by the Federal Government.

“We have a preservationist spending plan of about N3bn however out of that N3bn, FIFA will raise about N900m; our sponsors and partners are likewise going to raise N600m. Government will moderately raise about N2bn or N2.5bn to complement,” the minister said.

He said plans were in progress to guarantee that the players get their allowance latest by March 2018 so as to avoid any hassles over payment of Bonuses.

“The new strategy for administration in football has taken the pattern of change We will likewise guarantee that there is solidarity inside the football family.

He said the government was rest assured that the Eagles would do Nigeria and Nigerians proud by qualifying from Group D, which has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland as fellow contenders

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