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Monday, June 24, 2019

SUPER FALCONS REFUSE TO LEAVE FRANCE UNTIL THEIR FIFA MONEY ARE PAID



The Nigerian Super Falcon players have refused to leave out of their hotel in France until their shares of FIFA money given to them. 

They said that FIFA is still owning them their bonuses from two games from Gambia and Senegal which is about $5,600 (2 million naira) and it's up to 2 years now. 

The also demanded their five days' daily allowance in France. 
One of the players said, "They paid us 1 million [naira] and said that is all. We want them to pay the balance. Part of that money is from two years ago, the other is from three years ago. And they are also owing us five days' daily allowance here in France.

"Before the World Cup, we asked them for a meeting so that we could discuss our World Cup bonuses, like they did with the men's team last year. They ignored the letter and nobody said anything about it until now". 

While the Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick said that they have paid all the outstanding allowances. "We have paid them everything they are being owed," he said.

"The only thing outstanding is the participation fee from FIFA, which is not expected to come until after the tournament. But they insist that they want to get paid, as they have spoken to players from Cameroon and France, who told them they have already been paid." 

This is not the first of Nigerian super Falcons engaged in protest demanding for their allowances. They did 2004 and 2016, when they demonstrated in the street of Abuja demanding their outstanding allowances.

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