NFF Paid Only 10 Days Camp Allowance To Super Falcons – Osasu Obayiuwana

Super Falcons of Nigeria
Super Falcons of Nigeria (FIFA/Getty Images)

Nigerian journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana has alleged that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) only paid 10 days to the Super Falcons, their daily camp allowance of $100.

He said the NFF told the team the remaining 5 days allowance would be paid later to their bank accounts.

Osasu made this revelation on his Twitter page @osasuo

This is his tweet below:

Dear @thenff, I am made to understand that you have paid the @NGSuper_Falcons players just ten days of their $100 per day #FIFAWWC camp allowance and that you told them that the remaining five days will be paid to their bank accounts. This is the situation that existed after their round of 16 game against @England. Why? Aren’t daily allowances supposed to be paid in full in camp? 🤔

Osasu Tweet

If this is the true situation, then it would be a shocking revelation for a team that had gone toe to toe with some of the best teams in the world and held their own.

Recall that FIFA had announced that they would pay the bonuses directly to the players account because of the activities of the NFF which is notorious for not paying players and coaches their dues.

Just before the FIFA Womens World Cup started, the Super Falcons Coach, Randy Waldrum had revealed that the NFF was owing some of the players bonuses for over two years and that his own salary for 14 months had not been paid. He said he was only paid 7 months salary, just before the start of the World Cup. 

He also revealed how the NFF had refused to release money for camping and preparation of the team before the tournament, despite receiving over a million dollars from FIFA for the team preparation.

These revelations prompted FIFA to make a declaration that the bonuses for the players would be paid directly into their accounts from FIFA, to avoid any funds diversion by the national federations.

The NFF had earlier announced that no bonuses would be paid to the team from the body since FIFA had undertaken to pay the players directly.

Despite all the problems with funding and inadequate preparation, the Super Falcons put up a superlative performance and got to the second round of the tournament without losing a single game. The team were eliminated by England with penalties after a goalless result in regulation time.

England, the current European Champions were lucky to escape after going a player down in the game against Nigeria. The Super Falcons hit the upright of the English goal several times, and were just unlucky not to have scored and pull up another upset, at the FIFA Womens World Cup.

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