Falcons to finally receive allowance

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released funds for the payment of outstanding bonuses to the Super Eagles and Super Falcons.

The Central Bank of Nigeria was authorized by the Accountant-General of the Federation to pay the Nigerian Football Federation US$1,173,820.00. The money covers the Super Falcons’ bonuses for winning  the 2017 Africa Women Cup of Nations, and the Super Eagles’ bonuses for their World Cup qualifiers.

“The mandate which is a sum of Three hundred and Fifty-Eight Million, fifteen thousand, One Hundred naira only has been paid by Central bank of Nigeria as at yesterday 15th December, 2016,” a statement from the AGF’s office said.

“Similarly, another mandate for the sum of One hundred and Thirteen million, Eight Hundred and Twenty thousand, Six Hundred and Two naira only has also been released by Office of Accountant General of the Federation for the payment of wining bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches; and for the Super Falcons participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.

ALSO: NFF Yet To Pay Super Falcons For AWCON 2016

“This amount has also been paid to Nigeria Football Federation and is equally sequel to the approval of the Honourable minister of Finance.”

The NFF has confirmed receipt of the funds, and the Head of Women’s Football at the NFF, Miss Ruth David stated payment was already ongoing.

“The bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak,” David said. “They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the Government, before the end of the day.”

The Falcons had been particularly resilient over making sure their monies were paid, refusing to vacate their hotel and withholding the trophy from the NFF. According to a breakdown, each player of the team will receive N5,494,500. Head coach Florence Omagbemi would receive slightly over N11 million, while assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed will be paid N8.25 million.