World football governing body, FIFA, on 4th December 2018 announced that it had dished out $209 million to clubs around the world as part of their due earnings from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The money paid to the clubs was for releasing their players for the global tournament which was held from June 14 to July 15 2018.
A total of 416 clubs from 63 federations received payment from the tournament revenue, with the day rate for the 736 players set at $8,530.
Manchester United got the largest chunk with over $5 million, while Real Madrid and Tottenham both got $4.803m and $4.385m respectively.
Eyimba, FC Ifeanyi Ubah Set To Receive N43m Each
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides, Eyimba International and FC Ifeanyi Ubah will both receive their fair share of the spoils for the participation of goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Ezenwa was the only player from the NPFL that was included in coach Gernot Rohr’s 23-man list, and though the goaltender was not in action for the Super Eagles at the World Cup, he was a crucial part of Nigeria’s qualification campaign.
The player was on the books for FC Ifeanyi Ubah prior to his move to Eyimba right before the World Cup.
And, for his days in Russia, Ezenwa accumulated a total of $237,720, which was paid to the Nigeria Football Federation.
According to reports, both Eyimba and Ifeanyi Ubah split the money, and receive $118,860 apiece.
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