Nigeria Govt. Settles Falcons, Eagles

Reports say the Federal Government of Nigeria has settled the outstanding allowances of the senior female national team, the Super Falcons, who won the Women’s African Cup of Nations recently.

It was gathered that the sum of $1.17m, about N358m was releasaed to settle the Falcons, who have staged several public protests following the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay the players after their AFCON triumph.
 
It was also gathered that the sum of N113m was released to pay the outstanding winning bonuses of the male team, the Super Eagles currently playing in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

“The bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak. They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the Government, before the end of the day,” NFF’s Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David, told thenff.com.

The monies were for the Super Falcons’ participation at the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals, which the team won after defeating hosts Cameroon 1-0 in the final in Yaounde on 3rd December.

Also released by the Federal Government were monies due to players and officials of the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria, played in Uyo last month.

A breakdown of the Super Falcons’ monies showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF. The amount is at the rate of $17,900 (converted to naira at the official rate of N305 to $1), plus the sum of N15,000 camp allowance and N20,000 transport allowance. All the monies were converted at the official rate of N305 to $1.

Head Coach Florence Omagbemi got a total of N11,014,000 (less the sum of N800,000 paid to her earlier), while assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed, as well as the backroom staff were N8,274,250 richer, less the N500,000 earlier paid to each of them.

The equipment manager got a total of N4,114,625, less the N500,000 earlier paid to her.


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