Shortly after the game, Shehu Dikko, the Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) and the second vice president to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) handed a cash reward of $10,000 to the team for defeating Niger Republic 4-1.
According to a report on The Nation, Dikko also stated that the players will also earned $2,000 each for the victory against Niger Republic, while coach Sunday Oliseh pocketed $4,000.
Naij recalls that Barr. Solomon Dalung, the minister of Youth and Sports, Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, the NFF vice president 1, Shehu Dikko, the NFF vice president 2, amongst a host of top NFF officials were in the stands when the Super Eagles defeated the Mena of Niger, match at Stade Régional Nyamirambo stadium, Kigali.
The high-powered Nigeria delegation arrived in Kigali on Sunday, January 17, and had dinner with the players and officials of the Super Eagles at the Hills View Hotel, where Dalung delivered the message of President Muhammadu Buhari to the group.
Dalung told the players and officials of the Super Eagles: “I want to assure you that Government and people of Nigeria are with you as you start this campaign for honours. President Buhari has mandated me to tell me that you should confront all challenges with courage and confidence because he is with you in spirit.
“You have shown excellent patriotic spirit and we are proud of you. Go to battle with the mind to conquer.”
The Super Eagles will lock horns with 2011 winners Tunisia on Friday, January 22. A win for the Sunday Oliseh boys will take them to the quarters final.