Players and coaches in the female national team, Super Falcons have received a total of N25m from Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), being payment of some of the outstanding bonuses and allowances they are being owed.
The bonuses for 18 players and 10 officials which amounted to about N25 million was for the away draw against Senegal for the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Some of the players confirmed that they received cash lodgment credit alerts for their outstanding bonuses and allowances direct from Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The players who received alerts include Ugo Njoku, Ohale Osinachi, Ibubeleya Whyte, Chikelu Rita, Edoho Blessing, Ngozi Okobi, Desire Oparanozie, Evelyn Nwabuoku and Osas Igbinosa; while the officials are Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha, Faith Anuge, Ejiro Babafemi and Bilikisu Remi Sulola.
Each of the players received $2,000 while their officials were paid $3,000 each, while the head coach Florence Omagbemi got $4,000 for the draw against their Senegalese counterparts in Dakar about two years ago, making a total of $66,000 that has been paid.
“What we got was $1,500 bonus for the draw and five days daily allowances of $500 each. We are still expecting the bonus for the victory against Senegal in the return leg in local currency.
“We thank God that the NFF kept to their promise to offset all they owe us,” said one of the players based abroad.