Bafana Bafana of South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter has stated that monetary gratification in his own books is not as good as seeing the happy faces of fans and players being proud of their performance at the end of a game.
The Super Eagles have been promised $25, 000 per goal scored against South Africa in today’s fixture by the governor of oil rich Delta state Senator Ifeanyi Okowa which amounts to over 9 million naira per goal.
Baxter said getting monetary gratification has never been a part of his person and that makes him less concerned about what was promised to the Nigerian national team. “We can’t pay our players that kind of money but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I don’t think we will be better warriors if we got paid 25 grand maybe for the Nigerians it will.”
The South African coach has also called for an intimidating atmosphere for the few Nigerian supporters that will be at the stadium. “In Uyo we witnessed an intimidating atmosphere and the Nigerian fans really got behind their team and we had to work really hard for the win and I will like the Nigerians that will be at the stadium to also experience an intimidating atmosphere so that we can feel that this is our home and that we don’t share the stadium with 7, 000 Nigerians.”