Lagos - Players and officials of the Super Falcons have been
paid various sums of money as approved by the Federal Government after the
Nigeria Football Federation received the sums on Friday.
“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.
The Super Falcons had protested to the National Assembly where President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2017 budget on Wednesday, news24 reported.
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.
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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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- News24 Nigeria