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AFCON 2021: Eagles To Get $10,000 For Group Stage Wins

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AFCON 2021: Eagles To Get $10,000 For Group Stage Wins

Nigeria National Team is expected to get $10,000 each for their group stage performances at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.

The Nigeria Football Federation had concluded with the Super Eagles to be paid $5,000 each for a win, and $2,500 for a draw.

With the team bagging two wins already against Egypt and Sudan, see the sum total to $10,000 with an agreement finalized over the mode of payment, which was concluded before the competition commenced.

READ ALSO: Preview: Nigeria vs. Sudan – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

“There is an agreement that the players will receive  $5000 for a win and half of that for a draw, while they won’t get a dime for losing,” an Eagles official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

“The players and officials of the team would be paid their bonuses in full after they qualified from the group stage of the competition.

The Eagles defeated Sudan 3-1 at the Stade Roumdé Adjia to advance to the round of 16 of the competition, with goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Moses Simon securing their spot.

Khedr Daiyeen scored a consolatory goal from the spot for the Sudanese in the 70th.

“The three-time African champions, who were yet to be paid two-match bonuses prior to the start of the tournament, would now be paid their bonuses for Tuesday’s win over Egypt and the outstanding bonuses as well, according to sources.

“We don’t discuss how we pay players their bonuses in the media.

“Has any player complained? We are focused on our mission here and won’t want to be distracted by these issues.

“There is an agreement with the players’ representatives, coaches, and the NFF officials on how everybody will be paid and we will keep up to our promises when the time comes. All we want is the boys to be focused and in doing that we have promised to keep to the agreement.”

Nigeria leads Group D with six points and has qualified for the Round of 16 with a game left to play.

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Mbappe Snubs Real Madrid, Makes Final Decision

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Mbappe Snubs Real Madrid, Makes Final Decision

French professional footballer, Kylian Mbappe Lottin, has snubbed La Liga Giants, Real Madrid, as he prepares to renew his contract with Paris-Saint Germain (PSG).

This was disclosed via a tweet from sports pundit, Fabrizio Romano, as he revealed that Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez is aware of the forward’s decision.

READ ALSO: Dear Chelsea: Rudiger Pens Farewell Message

“Kylian Mbappé will stay at Paris Saint-Germain. Romano stated

“He’s definitely not joining Real Madrid this summer, the final decision has been made and communicated to Florentino Perez.

The Kylian Mbappe saga has finally come to an end, as he is set to sign a new deal at Paris-Saint Germain that will see him stay at the club.

It’s the second time the 23-years old has rejected Real Madrid, after he left Monaco for PSG in 2017 and, just like five years ago, this isn’t the outcome Real Madrid hoped for.

The La Liga side and the Frenchman had reached an agreement last week regarding the terms of his contract.

This included, among other details, the payment of 130 million euros as a signing bonus, the total dominance of the image rights, and a very lucrative salary.

However, the striker and his team have been constantly surrounded by pressure and have made the decision to sign a new deal at PSG.

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Dear Chelsea: Rudiger Pens Farewell Message

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German international footballer, Antonio Rudiger, has penned a farewell message to Chelsea FC, as he leaves the club for 2022 UCL Finalist, Real Madrid.  

In a touching message posted by Rudiger on The Players Tribune, titled ‘Dear Chelsea’, the defender expresses his love for his teammates.

The 2020/21 UCL Central-Back of the season pointed out N’golo Kante’s humility in particular, praising his character.

READ ALSO: Real Madrid Completes Signing Of Toni Rudiger

“I want to talk about the Champions League final. But for you to understand, I have to tell a quick story about one of the nicest guys in football. Rudiger stated.

“I am speaking, of course, about N’Golo Kanté. 

“Before I came to Chelsea, I had heard all the beautiful stories about him. They said he is always smiling. It was said he still drives an old Mini Cooper. They said he never raises his voice. But you know how it goes in football, right? No one is really like that.

“There is too much pressure, too much disappointment. We are all human. No one is that cool all the time. It’s impossible. Then I met N’Golo.”

The 29-years old went further to narrate how Tuchel had changed his entire career after he was despised and dropped by Frank Lampard for his poor performances.

“We had a meeting one day, and the manager told me that we had a deep squad and that he preferred others over me.

“Boom — that was it. After that, there were a lot of rumors. I was getting a lot of abuse on social media. It was the hardest time in my career, and I stayed silent because I did not want to cause issues for the club. 

“Imagine, if you would have told me that within a few months, I would be starting in a Champions League Final against City? 

“But when you are hungry, nothing is impossible. It is the ones who are starving, the ones who have nothing to lose, who are the most dangerous. When Tuchel came in as manager and gave me a chance, it was a new life for me.”

Rudiger is expected to be announced as a new Madrid player at the end of the season, after 5 years with Chelsea.

Everything is now done between Real Madrid and Toni Rüdiger. The deal has been completed, according to sources from the club. Contract until 2026.

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Di Maria Confirms PSG’s Exit, Bids Farewell

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Di Maria Confirms PSG's Exit, Bids Farewell

Argentine professional footballer, Ángel Fabián Di Maria, has confirm his exit from League1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

The attacking midfielder took to his Instagram to say his ‘Thanks’ to teammates and fans, after 7-years in France.

He posted a picture of himself and his teammates, with the caption, “Gracias❤️ Merci❤️.”

READ ALSO: EPL Trophy: We Will Give Man City Difficulties, Gerrard Says

Di Maria will leave PSG on a free transfer, as his contract with the club has expired.

Juventus are in advanced talks to sign the 34-year-old, negotiations have been underway for weeks, now waiting to reach a full agreement.

The winger has won 14 major trophies, including five league titles, in the past seven years at the Parc des Princes.

Di Maria has made 294 appearances for PSG, scoring 92 goals and managing 118 assists. He is the club’s all-time leading goal provider.

According to reports, PSG shows no interest in a one-year extension on his contract. His deal will run out next month. 

The Argentine is upset about his situation, as he did not plan on leaving the club.

Juventus has presented him with two proposals. He will decide which formula he wishes to proceed with.

The first option would see the 34-year-old earn 7 million euros per season plus bonuses in a two-year deal.

As for the second proposal, it’s one-year contract.

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