Nigerian Professional Football League clubs Enyimba and Ifeanyi Ubah are to pocket $118,860 N42.7 million each for having their one and only player Ikechukwu Ezenwa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The money is a windfall from Fifa to for local clubs who produced players that participated at the Mundial for their country.
Ezenwa it will be recalled was the only player from the local league that made Coach Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad to Russia where Nigeria failed to go beyond the group stage.
While the Nigeria professional football league could boast of just one player, the Tunisian league and Egyptian leagues respectively provided more players thus earning more.
Top North African clubs like Zamalek, Ah Ahly, Club Africain, Esperance, Etoile sportive all earned millions of dollars for parading local players.