FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Enyimba international will receive $118,860 (N43,205,610) each from FIFA through the Nigeria Football Federation being their entitlement from the world football governing body’s profit-sharing deal with clubs whose players featured at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
FIFA will share nearly £164million of their 2018 World Cup revenues with 416 clubs from 63 countries, nearly three times the amount it handed over after Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Clubs that provided players to World Cup teams will receive $8,500 for each day each player spent with their national side.
Both Nigerian club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Enyimba International .are entitled to half of the $237,720 paid through the NFF for the involvement of Ikechukwu Ezenwa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Ezenwa featured for both FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Enyimba FC at different periods that covered the 2018 World Cup qualification and the final tournament in Russia proper.
The 28-year-old was an unused substitute in all of Nigeria’s three group E games as they exited from the tournament in the first round.
Meanwhile, FIFA will pay Manchester City a record £3.9million for having six players at the World Cup in Russia (Benjamin Mendy Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling, and Kyle Walker) from the club at the tournament.
Real Madrid earned as much as Manchester City. And Tottenham Hotspurs’ cheque of nearly £3.5million is the third biggest globally.
Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Chelsea, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, and Monaco complete the top 10. Chelsea and United will get almost £3million World Cup windfall each.
Liverpool and Arsenal will both
receive cheques of around £2million each.
By Johnny Edward