The victorious Dream Team VI have been paid $4,000 after they beat Algeria 2-1 to clinch the 2015 AFCON in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday night.
This brings to a total of $12,000 each player was paid.
“We have been paid our winning bonus for the final,” a player confirmed on Sunday morning.
They would not have got anything had they lost the final. In total, each player received the Naira equivalent of $12,000 for winning the U-23 AFCON. Coach Samson Siasia was paid double this amount.
A further breakdown showed the team were paid the Naira equivalent of $4,000-a-player for the final win, $3,000-a-man for the semi-final win over hosts Senegal, $2,000-a-man for the opening-day win over Mali, and $1,000 for the draws with Egypt and Algeria.
They were also paid $100 per day for the 10 days they trained in The Gambia prior to this championship, which amounted to $1,000.