AWCON 2016: NFF to pay Falcons bonuses before next gmae

The Super Falcons of Nigeria currently playing at the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroun will be paid their bonuses before their semi final match.

Chairman, Nigeria Football Federation technical committee Chris Green revealed that the football body will pay the team’s bonuses and allowances before November 29.

There were media reports suggesting a plot by the Florence Omagbemi’s side threatening to boycott Kenya’s clash. They eventually won their Kenyan opponents 4-0 with goals on Saturdayfrom Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie on the score sheet.

The reigning African champions had defeated Mali 6-0 before earning a 1-1 draw against Ghana in two opening matches.

The Super Falcons finished with seven points from 3 games and an impressive +10 goals difference.

“The NFF [Nigeria Football Federation] has approved your money [bonuses and allowances],” Green told the players and officials via telephone during their breakfast on Saturday.

“When you see me [Chris Green] in Cameroon next week [before the semi-final], I will come with your money.”

Green is expected alongside the NFF president Amaju Pinnick for the Super Falcons semi-final clash with South Africa at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.

The team is expected to earn $4,000 as winning bonus and $2,000 as a bonus for a draw aside preparatory and tournament camping allowances in Cameroon.

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