President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday lavished cash gifts on the CHAN Super Eagles for their impressive performance in South Africa.According to the president each player would go home with N1,000,000 ;head coach N1,500.000; the 3 assistant coaches N1,000,000 each; team secretary ,N500,000;team Doctor N500,000; team physiotherapist – N500,000; chief technical officer N500,000; team coordinator N500,000; team media officer N500,000 and curator N500,000
The president said “The team’s impressive performance adds to a memorable season for Nigerian football, starting with victories at both the 2013 African Cup of Nations and the FIFA Under-17 World Cup competitions.
“ I am particularly proud of this Team, which, even though they placed 3rd at the Championship, exhibited an uncommon degree of resilience, discipline, commitment and patriotism throughout the competition. This is even more noteworthy considering that this is the first time that Nigeria is qualifying for this particular championship.
“My dear Super Eagles, I keenly followed your performance from the group stage up to the last 3rd place match. I noted that you epitomized the true never-say-die Nigerian spirit, especially in the match against Morocco’s Atlas Lions where you came from a 3-goal deficit to win the match against all expectations.
“You may not have won the Championship, but you performed gallantly, competed fairly and made all Nigerians proud. You also produced the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and, today, some of you are being sought after by renowned football clubs around the world. As the coach has confirmed, some of you may make our team to the FIFA World Cup in June this year.