The Nigerian Government has fulfilled its promise to pay the Super Falcon players and their officials their entitlement for winning the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
According to Complete Sports, the FG lodged the needed fund into the NFF bank account on Friday, December 16, with each player expected to smile home with about $16,500 (bonuses and allowance) which amounts to N4,880,000.Speaking on the matter, the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed said the federation will commence payment to the players with immediate effect.
“We have received payment alert from government and we have begun the process of paying the girls their money. We hope to transfer to the players respective accounts with effect from today, and God willing, we shall complete that by Saturday.
We appreciate government for this gesture and thank all those who facilitated the prompt release of the money for the players and the officials. It is a big relief to the NFF that the players have been paid. But it is only their AWCON money that was paid. The qualifiers for the All Africa Games and Olympic Games are not included.
We are going to pay them at the exchange rate of N305 per dollar, so if they calculate this, they will know what they are entitled to. We are paying them exactly what government directed and released to us.”