2 million Birr bonus for Ethiopian National Soccer Team
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Ethiopian national soccer team will receive a 2 million Birr (US $121,212) bonus if it qualifies for the 2012 Africa Nations Cup, said the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) during a reception held hereÃ‚Â in honor of the team’s victory in Madagascar.Ã‚Â
Each national team player is said to receive 100,000 Birr (US$ 6,060).Ã‚Â
In a communiquÃƒÂ© sent by its Marketing & Communication Department, the EFF said that an anonymus sponsor has promised to make the offer.Ã‚Â
Meanwhile, the EFF gave 7,000 Birr ($425) bonus to every member of the national side for their 1-0 victory over Madagascar a week ago. Coach Iffy Onuora received 4,000 Birr ($242); his assistant & goalkeeper coach got 3,000 Birr (182) each; team leader Dr. Elias Abushakra, the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doctor and masseur also received 2,500 Birr ($152) each. Furthermore, four players who were in training with the teamÃ‚Â but didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t travel to Madagascar also received 2,500 Birr (152) each.