WORLD FOOTBALL GOVERNING BODY, FIFA HAS CONFIRMED PAYMENT TO CLUBS WHOSE PLAYERS PARTICIPATED AT THE WORLD CUP IN RUSSIA, WITH NIGERIAN CLUBS ENYIMBA FC AND FC IFEANYI UBAH RECEIVING SHARES FOR THE INVOLVEMENT OF IKECHUKWU EZENWA, AOIFootball.com REPORTS.
Under the Clubs Benefits Programme, $209 million will be paid out to 416 clubs from 63 member association, which represents a significant increase of almost 200 percent compares to the previous edition.
Despite not playing in any of the Eagles matches, Ezenwa still fetched the country $237,720 which will be paid to both Enyimba and Ifeanyi Ubah through the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF).
In his remarks, FIFA President Gianni Infatino noted that the clubs deserve to share in the success of the competition as they were key contributors to the World Cup itself.
The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of football, generation passion and emotion from every player and fan in every corner of the world. It is FIFA’s responsibility to redistribute the revenues of the unique competition among the entire football community, and clubs, obviously deserve to share in this success as they were key contributors.
“I ‘m very pleased to see that teams from so many different regions will benefits from this programme, which will help to develop football even further across the globe”, said Infatino.