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AAG: Nigerian athletes receive winning bonuses

The Federal Government through the National Sports Commission (NSC) has paid winning bonuses to athletes who won medals in the ongoing 11th edition of the…

The Federal Government through the National Sports Commission (NSC) has paid winning bonuses to athletes who won medals in the ongoing 11th edition of the All African Games holding in Congo Brazzaville.
The NSC, in a statement by its Press unit, signed by Onyebuchi Nnorom on behalf of the Deputy Director of Press, said the bonuses were paid on Tuesday.
According to the statement, $2,000 was paid for each gold medal won at the Games while each Silver and Bronze medalist got $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.
“In the team events, each member of the team, for example, cycling involving six cyclists received $1,000 each, while beach volleyball involving two players were paid $1,500 each for winning gold medal.
“Each Coach was paid $2,500 for guiding their athletes to a successful outing in the Games, the NSC said in the statement.
The statement said the cash bonuses were presented to each athlete and coaches by the Deputy Chef Mission who represented the Director General, Mallam Alhassan Yakmut.
He was quoted as saying that the bonuses were given out early in consonance with the federal government’s transparency policy and its commitment to the development of sports.

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