By Olusola ‘Jide @jide_olusola
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have admitted owing the Super Falcons prior to their participation at the ongoing 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.
It was reported that the African eight-time champions, Super Falcons were allegedly owed bonuses totalling $6,000 per player for their 2018 AWCON qualifying wins over Gambia in Banjul and Lagos. They are also allegedly owed camp allowances for the competition.
It will also be recalled that less than two weeks ago, much to the amazement of many followers of the team, they embarked on the final leg of preparation for the 2018 AWCON in Abidjan clad in mufti, looking very much like a hastily assembled team.
The team travelled to Abidjan in different attire, with reports alleging that their kits were held at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, due to lack of funds to clear them
However, it was confirmed on Monday that players and team officials have now been paid their daily allowances for the camping programme in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire while money is being sourced to offset the allowances for camping in Epe, Lagos State.
Defeat by South Africa means the Falcons are not entitled to any match bonus yet in Ghana.