Home-Based Super Eagles arrived the shores of Nigeria on Tuesday morning after their exploits at the CHAN tournament in Morocco where they finished runners-up behind hosts and eventual winners Morocco on Sunday night.
Reports claim that they Casablanca on Monday night via Air Maroc. The players, alongside the technical crew, arrived in Lagos On Tuesady morning and expected to be checked into a hotel before being hosted by the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode later on Tuesday.
Governor Ambode, who watched the team live in Casablanca, praised the team’s commitment against all odds, said his government will host them to a befitting reception on their return to Nigeria.
The Salisu Yusuf- led boys achieved the country’s best feat yet at the competition by finishing 2nd, thus surpassing their 2014 feat under late Stephen Keshi where they placed third in South Africa.
The Federal Government is expected to host the team on Wednesday in Abuja, with President, Muhammodu Buhari sign posting the event.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have officially released the cash payments of all teams that participated at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, with second-placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely reported, the Nigeria Football Federation explained in a press release on Wednesday.
Official figures have now shown that hosts and champions Morocco will pocket the sum of $750,000, with silver medallists Nigeria to earn $400,000 and semi-finalists Sudan (eventual bronze medallists) and Libya to get the sum of $250,000 each.
The four teams that crashed out at the quarter-final stage Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Congo will each earn $175,000, while the third-placed teams in each of the four preliminary groups will get $125,000 each.
The fourth-placed teams in each of the four groups will each get $100,000.