The last may not have been heard of the Super Falcons who have since winning the 10th edition of the African Women championship just held in Cameroon protested the non-payment of their allowances and bonus.
On Wednesday, the victorious girls stormed the National Assembly brandishing placards to drive home their demands for the payment of their allowances.
President Muhammadu Buhari responded by ordering the Accountant General to release funds for the payment of their allowances.
On Friday, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation confirmed the release of N471.8m, which is the naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$ to Nigeria Football Federation to pay outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.
But while the NFF said the girls have began to receive their payment, journalist Aderonke Bello, said the Falcons are considering hitting the streets again becausse they are being shortchanged.
In a series of tweets, she said the girls will not collect the money being paid by the NFF.
#PayFalcons The NFF general secretary just left the team’s hotel offering the girls 4.5m instead of 11million.”
“The girls in my presence wrote their entitlements,each is entitled to $24k
#payfalcons NFF deducted the 500k given to them earlier”
“The girls said that the NFF told them xchange rate is $310 to N1. So their entitlement is N4.5m.They’re due to receive over N11m
“The girls are currently arguing because of the MONEY. Some of them want it while some said they want to remain& collect in FULL