“Go out there and win on Saturday and earn yourselves $10,000 each, as against the $5,000 that the NFF earlier promised,” Pinnick told the team.
“I want to let you know that the Government and the good and great people of Nigeria are happy with your performance in the championship so far.
“They are looking forward to you retaining the trophy by beating South Africa on Saturday.
“Let me commend the lofty commitment, dedication and resilience that you have displayed so far in the championship, alongside that unique Nigerian spirit that was most in evidence against the Cameroonians in the semi final.
“You are indeed true champions, and we believe you will retain the Cup on Saturday.”