Nigeria's preparation ahead of the last 16 tie with France has been less than ideal. After securing qualification from the Group stages, the Nigerian players boycotted training on Thursday after payment issues.
Reports from the BBC suggest,
"The Nigerian players believe they are each $15,000 (£8,800) short of what they were expecting for reaching the last 16."
It is thought the problem lies in the interpretation of the bonus structure, with the players believing they will only receive $10,000 for their win 1-0 over Bosnia-Hercegovina and $5,000 for the 0-0 draw with Iran.
"The players' understanding was they would receive a $30,000 payment for qualifying from the group."
"However, it is believed the NFF's offer to the players includes the agreed win and draw bonuses plus 30% of the prize money due from Fifa for reaching the knockout stage."
"This is understood to rise to 40% of the prize money from Fifa if Nigeria were to win their round of 16 match, 50% for a quarter-final victory, 60% for a win in the semi-final stage and 70% for lifting the trophy."
This is not the first time the Nigerian football team and the NFF have been embroiled in a disagreement over prize money - just last year the issues threatened to derail their Confederations Cup progress as they arrived late to the tournament.
However, an official from the NFF has been quoted as saying “The President called them this morning to assure them that the sports minister is coming in with their money.”
Furthermore, one of Nigeria's senior players' has come forth to shed light on the topic and diffuse rumours the Super Eagles would not take to the field against France.
John Obi Mikel stated "There wasn't a major issue about money, we discussed it and it was quickly clarified.
"We are very focused on the game and we are motivated."
"There were discussions here and there between the players, coaches and the football association - this is what happens anywhere."
"I play for Chelsea and this is how it works everywhere. It wasn't a problem."
"We have been training and we have not lost concentration for the game. If anything, we are even more motivated. We are ready and fit and looking forward to the game."
"It will be a spectacular game and small details may decide it. We have to be cautious, concentrate on everything and make sure we do what we have to do to win the game."