Reports suggest Nigerian business magnates Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola will finance the fund, which comes after a lengthy row between the Super Eagles players and the NFF over unpaid bonuses and allowances.
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Players threatened to strike in the build-up to the tournament and then refused to appear for the pre-match news conference ahead of a Group B match against Guinea due to unpaid bonuses following their 1-0 win over Burundi.
News from Eagles Camp: More Nigerians make cash pledge to boost @NGSuperEagles morale with two business moguls promising to give the team $50,000 dollars each for every goal scored against Algeria. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #ALGNGA #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/JH8LnkcUn5— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) July 13, 2019
A statement on NFF's official Twitter account said: "More Nigerians make cash pledge to boost the Super Eagles' morale, with two business moguls promising to give the team $50,000 each for every goal scored against Algeria."
Nigeria reached the semi-finals by beating South Africa 2-1 in a closely contested quarter-final, with William Troost-Ekong scoring the winner in the 89th minute.