Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum had a spat with the NFF, accusing them of owing him, his staff, and the players a backlog of salary and allowances
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Gusau, has reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to promptly settle the players’ outstanding bonuses and allowances, Soccernet.ng reports.
Monday in Abuja, Gusau gave a speech in which she thanked Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady, for her assistance to the Super Falcons squad before, during, and after their performance in the Women’s World Cup.
President Gusau addressed the media, expressing his appreciation for the resolute dedication exhibited by the Super Falcons throughout the tournament.
He acknowledged the challenges the team faced in the lead-up to the competition, including disputes over wages and allowances. These pre-tournament events added significant pressure to the players and coaching staff.
“I want to express our gratitude to you for being part of the send-off organized for the team before their departure to Australia; it really serves as a morale booster to the team,” The President stated.
He elaborated on the financial aspects of the players’ earnings, mentioning that due to their remarkable performance reaching the round of 16, each player is set to receive a sum of $60,000.
President Gusau highlighted the NFF’s initial hope for the team to progress further in the competition, enabling the players to earn even more substantial rewards.
He added: “By reason of their round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup, the players will earn a sum of 60,000 dollars each, the NFF really wanted the team to go further in order for the players to earn more money which they truly deserve.”
He further emphasized the NFF’s commitment to delivering on its promise and ensuring that the hardworking athletes receive their dues in a timely manner.
“I want to assure that the players and the officials will be paid all their entitlements as soon as we receive the World Cup money from FIFA,” President Gusau confirmed.
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President Gusau’s comments came in response to the International Federation of Professional Footballers’ (FIFPRO) concerns about the delayed payment of bonuses and allowances dating back to 2021.
The Nigerian football community anticipates the fulfilment of President Gusau and NFF’s pledge, with expectations set on a swift resolution to the bonus and allowance due to be paid to the Super Falcons’.