John Obi Mikel insisted the cash row that has cast a dark cloud over Nigeria's World Cup progress has been resolved and the team are fully focused on their clash with France.
A training session was cancelled last week as the players demanded the prize-money they were due for competing in the tournament.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was forced to intervene, ordering Sports Minister Tamuno Danagogo to fly in to Brasilia and hand over £2million in cash to the players.
This sum is approximately 30% of what Nigeria will receive for competing in the knockout stage. The players are also entitled to 40% of the $9m prize money each country receives for taking part in the second round.
However, talking at a press conference ahead of the last 16 match, the Chelsea midfielder said: "I don’t think there was any major issues about money, I think it was just little discussions here and there, the players and the coaches and the football association, it’s just what happens anywhere.
“I play for Chelsea and I know how these things work, it’s something that happens everywhere, it was not a major problem, it was a little issue and was quickly clarified. We’re very focused on the game and I don’t think it will take any concentration out of the game. We’re looking forward to the game, it’s going to be spectacular.”
It is believed the players were not prepared to wait until the tournament had finished, when Fifa pay out the prize money, amid fears over the length of payment.
Following the 2010 competition, the appearance fees were not paid for over 12 months and there were also problems at last years Confederations Cup. If Nigeria are able to beat Les Blues in Brasilia it will be their best ever performance at a World Cup, previously reaching the round of 16 in 1994 and 1998.
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