Super Falcons Allowance tussle: Lawmakers demands evidence from NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says all match bonuses and allowances of the Super Falcons have been paid.

The NFF President, Mr Ibrahim Gusau disclosed this, when he appeared before the House ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the dispute between the Super Falcons and the NFF.

When the ad-hoc further made inquiries regarding unpaid allowances for the Super Falcons in 2019 FIFA women’s world cup, Mr Gusau explained that no funding was released for participation but revealed that in the 2023 FiFA Women’s World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand $960,000 was given to all 32 countries that qualified.

According to him, the preparation money provided by FIFA was to be used by the countries to prepare the teams for the world cup.

The NFF President added that no fund was provided by the federal government for its staff and officials, rather the federation gets its operational cost from FIFA and CAF.

“The Confederation of African Football (CAF) provides $250,000 per annum as subvention fund”, said the NFF President.

“We can’t use this money to pay outstanding allowances for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup,” he said.

The Chairperson of the ad-hoc Committee, Mrs Blessing Onu questioned how the NFF was able to fund the Super Falcons in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by France.

Mrs Onu who expressed dissatisfaction with the NFF response, further ruled that the document of how the Super Falcons were funded in the 2019, the breakdown of match bonuses payments and its slips for 23 players and the coaching crew be provided by NFF before August 30, 2023.

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