Minister of sports Solomon Dalung has announced the payment of $47,850 [N16.7 million] to players and officials of the Nigeria U-23 Dream Team as camp allowances.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Dalung Solomon Dalung In a statement released on Tuesday, Dalung said the 29 members of the Dream Team VI were paid camp allowances for the first 11 days with each player receiving $1,650 dollars about [557,000] naira.
Each player got $150 dollars as daily camp allowance after his parley with the team following their 1-0 victory over Sweden on Monday.
Dalung the players and coaches were paid upfront to keep them focused and well motivated.
“All your camp allowances have been budgeted for. There will be no story-telling during this games. You will get all your allowances and entitlements as we don’t want any distractions,” Dalung said.
“We want you to remain focused. You have established that you’re great men and determined to conquer, despite all odds. There can’t be any other sacrifice more than this,” he concluded.
The Dream Team play their last group B match against Columbia on Wednesday.
The team has qualified from its group having defeated Japan 5 -4 in their first match and overcoming recording a 1 – 0 win over Sweden in their second group game.