Following the Nigeria Football Federation’s failure to pay their incentives, the Super Falcons of Nigeria 🇳🇬 reportedly skipped training on Wednesday morning.
Prior to their encounter against Zambia 🇿🇲 in the third-place final, the Falcons are seeking the immediate payment of their appearance fee.
The players, the technical team and some management members were present at the training grounds for Wednesday’s session but players refused to turn up for the training.
For the victories over Botswana 🇧🇼, Burundi 🇧🇮, and Cameroon 🇨🇲, none of the Super Falcons players have received their allocated allowances of more than $10,000. Each Super Falcons player in Morocco is eligible for a daily allowance of $100, a group stage win bonus of $3,000, and a draw bonus of $1,500.
JUST IN:— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) July 20, 2022
Super Falcons didn't honor their evening training as they demand their for allowances or nothing.
NFF/Ministry has assured them their money will be paid but it takes time for the intervention fund to mature.
From Ministry to Finance to CBN before clearing.
The Super Falcons and the NFF have fought over underpaid bonuses and allowances before. When the Nigeria FA, as the NFF was then known, neglected to pay the team’s bonuses for winning the 2004 African Women’s Championship, they were forced to stay in their hotel in South Africa 🇿🇦 for three days.
After being eliminated by Germany 🇩🇪 in the Round of 16 of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, the players organized another sit-in protest to demand the payment of unpaid salary and bonuses.
Deja vu! #TeamNigeria boycott training ahead of their third place 🥉 match v Zambia this Friday over a bonus row.— Mimi Fawaz (@MimosaFawaz) July 20, 2022
None of Super Falcons have received their allocated allowances of over $10,000 for wins over Botswana, Burundi & Cameroon #WAFCON2022 👆https://t.co/yPkz24aPqh pic.twitter.com/muQI4iCAXv