Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President has revealed that super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, will receive the sum of N10million for winning his 100th cap for the country.
The former Leicester City winger started the game, which the Eagles went on to win 2-1 in Mindelo.
Following the win at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo, Pinnick said: “The NFF will give Ahmed Musa N10 million for reaching the 100 caps.
We will sustain this gesture and honour our players that hit 100 games henceforth.”
However, FIFA is contesting the report by NFF.
According to FIFA, Musa has made only 98 appearances for Nigeria and will only become the third Nigerian player to reach the centurion mark playing for the three-time African Champions after Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama if he features for the team in their double-header against the Central Africa Republic next month.
Findings showed that Musa featured in two games for the national team, which were not recognised by world governing body FIFA.
The games are the unofficial friendly against Togo in 2017, which the Eagles won 3-0 with Musa scoring twice at the Saint-Leu-la-Forêt stadium, in France and the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria, which ended 1-1 in Constantine, but the result was overturned by FIFA and Algeria awarded a 3-0 win, after Nigeria fielded an ineligible player (Abdullahi Shehu) for the game.
On FIFA’s website also revealed that former captains of the team, Yobo and Enyeama both have 100 caps each as against the 101 widely reported.
Musa made his debut for Nigeria against Madagascar in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier where he came on as a substitute for Mikel Obi. The game ended 2–0 win.
He also scored his first goal for the Eagles in Kenya.