By Oluwafemi Adefeso
According to the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation, thenff.com . The Players and officials of the Super Falcons have been paid monies owed them by the federation, after the Federal Government released funds to Football Federation on Friday.
The funds released by the Nigerian Government are to carter for the Super Falcons’ victorious outing at the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations in Yaounde on 3rd December, as well as allowances of the players and officials of the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria, played in Uyo last month.
The Nigeria Football Federation Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David, told thenff.com. that the Falcons players and official will received their pay in full in their bank accounts on Friday.
“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,”
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), while assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed, as well as the backroom staff were N8,274,250 richer, less the N500,000 earlier paid to each of them while the equipment manager got a total of N4,114,625, less the N500,000 earlier paid to her.