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Super Falcons’ Players & Officials have been Paid – NFF



Super FalconsThe Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has paid players and officials of the Super Falcons their outstanding allowances after receiving the money from the Federal Government on Friday.

This is according to a statement by NFF’s spokesman, Ademola Olajire in Abuja.

The statement quoted NFF’s Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David as saying, “the bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak. They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the government, before the end of the day.”

The payments were for the Super Falcons’ participation at the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals, which the team won after defeating hosts Cameroon 1-0 in the final in Yaounde on 3rd December.

Olajire said the money released by the Federal Government included allowances due to players and officials of the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria, played in Uyo in November.

“A breakdown of the Super Falcons’ monies showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF.

The amount is at the rate of $17,900 (converted to Naira at the official rate of N305 to $1), plus the sum of N15,000 camp allowance and N20,000 transport allowance.

All the monies were converted at the official rate of N305 to $1.

Head Coach Florence Omagbemi got a total of N11,014,000 less the sum of N800,000 paid to her earlier.

Assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed, as well as the backroom staff were N8,274,250 richer. The equipment manager got a total of N4,114,625,” the statement said.

The players protested following the failure of the NFF to pay their outstanding allowances.

On Wednesday they took their protest to the National Assembly where they were addressed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who promised them that they would be paid in 48 hours.

A NAN correspondent who visited the Agura Hotel, where the players were lodged, discovered that they had left the hotel.


  1. mami

    December 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    And they just had to go rouge before they got paid….says a lot about this country…..naija has turned us all to mad, aggressive people….just a shame!!!!

  2. Mannie

    December 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Now what we want is an inquiry into the delayed payment of these women. The ministry of Sport needs to learn its lesson, as this has happened far too often for it to be neglected as an anomaly.

  3. slice

    December 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm


  4. mary

    December 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    upon all the hard work these ladies put in, they had to protest before they get paid, na waa for my country. keep doing your best super Falcons.

  5. Ggurl

    December 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    And why should they be put through soo much stress, humiliation and threat of sack before they are being paid…funny enough NFF is already blowing the trumpet….allow the girls to announce that they have been paid.!!!

  6. Marks

    December 17, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    These ladies are very lucky. Next time, the Coach will be wise as to include at least 2 Hausa-Fulani muslim ladies as players or backroom staff. Shallow people can abuse me and call me tribalist all you want but the day your eyes open (if it ever does), you’ll realize the rot that is Hausa-Fulani hypocrisy and nepotism.

    • M (the real one)

      December 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      @Marks u’ve said it all: hypocrisy & nepotism is what best describe them (fulanis, hausas, tutsi, peuls…all birds of the same feather). If they with their arab ‘cousins’ could bring back slavery for the people they consider “black and inferior”, they would do so in a heartbit….sad 🙁

    • KUNMI

      December 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm


  7. keke driver

    December 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t believe ANYTHING coming from NFF, Until I hear it from the girls themselves.

  8. Nk

    December 17, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Clap for yourselves! You had to wait for the national disgrace to do the needful! Bunch of idiots

  9. tunmi

    December 18, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Madam Ruth, so why did it take long? Was the money never there or was it there and someone took it? And why the hell is there a dollar conversion. Wetin consign dollar with this??!??

  10. Tosin

    December 18, 2016 at 8:08 am

    shuoe, which one is “are being credited as we speak.”
    is it not electronic again? lol. lol. jokers.

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