The Super falcons of Nigeria who were recently knocked out of the World Cup by Germany in the round of 16, have refused to leave their hotel in France until they are paid the outstanding bonuses owed to them by the Nigerian football Association, NFA
The female football team revealed to ESPN that they were owed bonuses from two games against Gambia and Senegal from about 3 years ago.
They said that the amount owed had run into 2 million naira($5,600) but only half has been paid to them.
They also added that 5 days of the daily allowance at the World Cup was also owed them.
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One of the players told ESPN,
“They paid us 1 million Naira and said that is all. We want them to pay the balance. Part of that money is from two years ago, the other is from three years ago. And they are also owing us five days’ daily allowance here in France. “Before the World Cup, we asked them for a meeting so that we could discuss our World Cup bonuses, like they did with the men’s team last year. They ignored the letter and nobody said anything about it until now.”
Meanwhile, NFA President Amaju Pinnick told ESPN that all the outstanding allowances have been paid.
“We have paid them everything they are being owed,” he said.
The only thing outstanding is the participation fee from FIFA, which is not expected to come until after the tournament. But they insist that they want to get paid, as they have spoken to players from Cameroon and France, who told them they have already been paid.”
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