Nigeria’s female football team, Super Falcons, had been paid due entitlements and allowances for winning the 2016 Women’s nation’s cup, AWCON in Cameroon.
Members of the team held a peaceful demonstration in Abuja last week to demand for their unpaid dues which prompted the Federal Government to react to the uproar it caused on social media.
A statement signed by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) spokesman, Ademola Olajire, on Saturday read,
“The bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak. They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the government, before the end of the day.
“A breakdown of the Super Falcons’ monies showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF.
“The amount is at the rate of $17,900 (converted to Naira at the official rate of N305 to $1), plus the sum of N15,000 camp allowance and N20,000 transport allowance.
“All the monies were converted at the official rate of N305 to $1.
“Head Coach Florence Omagbemi got a total of N11,014,000 less the sum of N800,000 paid to her earlier.
“Assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed, as well as the backroom staff were N8,274,250 richer. The equipment manager got a total of N4,114,625.”