Super Falcons To Recover Backlog Of Allowances, Bonuses

After the Super Falcons were eliminated from the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand by England in the round of 16, the players have refocused their efforts on recouping backlog of allowances and bonuses from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). These allowa

Yesterday, the World Players Union, FIFPRO, provided confirmation that they were assisting the girls in their dispute with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) regarding incentives, camp allowances, and expenditures, some of which date back to 2021. The disagreement is over bonuses, camp allowances, and expenses.

Shortly after the team landed in Brisbane for their final preparations for the World Cup, the question of camp incentives and allowances was brought up in the Super Falcons' camp. If things did not improve, the players even threatened to not participate in their first game, which was scheduled to be against Canada. Soon after, the captain of the team, Onome Ebi, refuted such a threat and asserted that the team's attention was solely focused on the World Cup assignment.

On the other hand, it looks like the Super Falcons have regained access to the bonus row. According to a member of the team who spoke with, the prevailing opinion in the team's camp is that they need to figure out how to get the NFF to catch up on their allowances and incentives. The official also acknowledged that FIFPRO was involved in the investigation into the matter.

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According to a statement released by FIFPRO, the players are upset that they have not been paid their allowances and incentives, and the organization also noted that this unfortunate pattern has become an ongoing problem.

The players' union expressed their disappointment that the players felt the need to question their federation at such a pivotal point in their careers, and they made a commitment to collaborate with the players to ensure that their contractual rights are respected and that any overdue payments are resolved.

In addition to the accrued allowances and bonuses, each player will get a lump sum payment of sixty thousand dollars from FIFA for advancing to the round of sixteen.

FIFPRO had previously established an agreement with FIFA to pay the players directly; but, following confirmation from FIFA President Gianni Infantino that the body works with players through national federations, the payment may come through the NFF instead. FIFPRO had previously struck an agreement with FIFA to pay the players directly.


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