Twenty-nine members of the U-23 National team have been paid their camp allowance for the first 11 days.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, disclosed this after his parley with the team following their 1-0 victory over Sweden on Monday.
The players are entitled to $150 daily camp allowance. Each player received $1, 650 being allowances for 11 days.
The minister said the upfront payment was to ensure that the players are focused and well motivated. He promised that all entitlements would be given to all athletes before the end of the Games.
The Minister will be in Sao Paolo to cheer the Dream Team today against Colombia at the Arena Corinthians for their last Group B match. The game comes up at 11pm Nigerian time.
*Pay up or they lose the Match...lol
Wish them luck today!