‘NFF still waiting for Super Falcons’ FIFA World Cup payouts’
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that they are yet to receive monies meant for Super Falcons’ players from world football governing body, FIFA.
Each member of the Super Falcons’ playing staff are entitled to $60, 000 for qualifying for the second round of the just concluded Women’s World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Spain defeated England by a lone goal to win the competition, which ended on August 20 in Sydney.
Speaking on the Super Falcons’ entitlements from the 2023 Women’s World Cup, NFF’s Director, Media, Ademola Olajire, said the federation settled all the players’ entitlements before the World Cup, adding that once the money from FIFA comes, the players would be paid accordingly.
Banyana Banyana players are yet to receive payment from FIFA, according to the South African Football Association (SAFA). The South African women’s national team wrote their name into the history books after they became the first-ever senior national football team, men or women, to make it out of the group stages of a FIFA tournament.
Like the Super Falcons, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, who also reached the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup, is also waiting on FIFA for their monies.
South Africa Football Association (SAFA) chief executive, Lydia Monyepao, yesterday in Johannesburg explained that the world body has no contact with players and therefore, would pay the monies through each country’s associations.
Monyepao said that the money won’t be paid directly to the players by FIFA, adding: “FIFA does not have a relationship with the players – the relationship is with the member association and it’s something that they’ve made clear. They give us the money and we distribute,” she explained.
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