The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has paid Super Eagles players their oustanding bonuses and allowances until June 30, BBC reports.
The federation’s prompt action averts the threat of another pay row by Nigerian players ahead of their final group game against Madagascar at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The build-up to their second game against Guinea was reportedly overshadowed by a bonus row which led to vice-captain Ahmed Musa shunning the pre-match news conference and the squad arriving late for training on Tuesday.
But the NFF moved on the Friday deadline and deposited money in the players’ individual accounts to cover allowances and bonuses for the two victories in Egypt.
“We appreciate the federal government and the NFF for their swift reaction.
“It’s important that all those distractive comments are no longer associated with this team and our focus is solely on the football pitch now,” team spokesman, Toyin Ibitoye, said.