Super Falcons Lament Over Unpaid WAFCON Bonuses

Osaretin Balogban

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is still yet to pay the Women’s National Team their allowances and bonuses from last month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON.

The Super Falcons deliberately missed training before their third-place play-off against Zambia over their unpaid bonuses and allowances.

According to The Nations, each player is owed over $10,000 including the bonuses for their three wins which enabled the team to qualify for the WAFCON semi-finals in Morocco.

A member of the team disclosed to BBC Sport Africa that they have been told different lies regarding their payments.

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“They said the money had been approved and will get to us in a few days’ time – that was before the game against Zambia,” the player said

“It’s now gone from that to ridiculous excuses like wrong account numbers to network issues. The lies and disrespect clearly shows that they love to treat the women’s team like an unwanted child.

“The Sports Ministry was always quick to celebrate our success with big statements, but since this money problem started they’ve been very quiet.

“Imagine if one of their own daughters was playing for Nigeria – would they treat her like that?”

Despite the annoyance from the players, NFF still insists that the outstanding debts would be paid soon.

Source: The Nation

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