President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to guarantee extraordinary welfarism for the Super Eagles, for coming third at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.
Buhari made the guarantee on Friday in Abuja at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while accepting the bronze decoration winning group, NAN reports.
The president, who was spoken to by the Secretary of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, praised the group for been great diplomats of the nation.
He stated: “Let me warmly welcome our great team from Cairo, Egypt. You had great team spirit and ruggedness in the competition and that is very commendable.
“Let me assure you that Mr President has taken speedy action about your allowances and very soon you will receive them, I assure you of that.’’
The president said the government was focused on empowering Nigerian young people particularly through sports.
Reacting for the benefit of different players, Super Eagles Assistant Captain, Ahmed Musa said thanks to the government for their help and guaranteed better execution in future rivalries.
Nigeria completed third to pick the bronze at the 2019 AFCON in the wake of beating Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles, arrived in Nigeria on Friday morning, given a warming welcome by the government and Nigerian football fans who wouldn’t fret the rain to respect their stars home.
The bronze winning group was headed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) First Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi; second Vice Chairman, Shehu Dikko; Secretary General, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, and NFF Board part, Ahmed Yusuf.
A portion of the players including Captain Mikel Obi and Striker Odion Ighalo had gone back to their bases in Europe and Asia.
In any case, those that arrived Nigeria included Assistant commander, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, and the locally established goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Others are: Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Chidozie Awaziem, Victor Oshimen, Samuel Chukwueze, Shehu Abdullahi, Daniel Akpeyi, Paul Onuachu and Francis Uzoho.