The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has paid one year salary arrears of the officials of the Falconets who participated in the 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

NFF had in August, 2020 asked the coaches and players of the Nigeria national team to submit their accounts details to the account department of the federation.

The account department of the NFF on Friday 4th September, 2020 paid the sum of One million and two hundred thousand (N1.2m) for the assistant coach. The money according to him is twelve months salary arrears owed since the team qualified for the 2018 during the 2018 FIFA Women’s world cup in France.

Thank God, they have finally paid me one year salary,” the assistant coach said.

“No, they are still owing us, they only paid just one year salary of One hundred thousand naira per month (for twelve months) but they’re yet to pay our winning and draw allowances for the six African qualifying matches we played before we qualified for the world cup in France.” Coach Mansur Abdullahi added.

Explaining further, he said, “During the qualifiers, we defeated Tanzania and South Africa home and away and also beat Morocco in Nigeria but drew in Morocco, that is five winning bonuses. Our allowances that supposed to be given to us for the matches won and draw by the federation is yet to be received. They kept telling us that they don’t have money since 2017 when we started the qualifying matches.

For each match won, the head coach suppose to earn Four thousand dollars ($4,000) and Two thousand dollars ($2,000) as draw allowance. The assistant coach and other officials are supposed to receive Three thousand dollars ($3,000) as winning bonus for each match while each player suppose to collect Two thousand dollars ($2,000) as match winning bonus and One thousand dollars ($1,000) as draw allowance.”

“So, they are still owing me after the one year payment in August 2020, after two or three years non-payment.” He concluded.