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We have paid Super Falcons outstanding bonuses, allowances – NFF

August 25, 2023

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has explained that as at Friday last week, the pending allowances of the Super Falcons have been paid.

The federation dropped the explanation, Thursday before the House ad-hoc committee on the dispute between Super Falcons and NFF over match bonuses and other allowances.

The NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau made this known before the Hon. Blessing Onu-led ad-hoc panel as it further made inquiries regarding unpaid allowances for the Super Falcons in 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Gusau, stating that no funding was released for participation but revealed that in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand $960,000 were given to all 32 countries that qualified.

According to him, this preparation money provided by FIFA is to be used by the countries to prepare the teams for the world cup.

“We can’t use this money to pay outstanding allowances for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) provides $250,000 per annum as subvention fund”, said the NFF President.

Earlier, Chairperson of the ad-hoc committee, Hon. Blessing Onu questioned how the NFF was able to fund the Super Falcons in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by France.

Hon. Onu who was not satisfied with the NFF response, further ruled that the document of how the Super Falcons were funded in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the breakdown of match bonuses payments and its slips for 23 players and the coaching crew be provided by NFF before 30th August, 2023.

Courtesy:BluePrint

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