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2023 Women’s W/Cup: Oshoala Welcomes Money Boost

2023 Women’s W/Cup: Oshoala Welcomes Money Boost

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala says players will be boosted by the financial rewards FIFA is putting in place for the Women’s World Cup.

FIFA has devised a new way of paying the players with each of them set to take home at least $30,000 from the tournament.

All 23 members of the winning team is guaranteed $270,000 as part of a $110m total prize pool.

“I’m happy things are beginning to change and players don’t have to be dependent on their federations for income from World Cup appearances alone,” she told BBC Sport Africa.

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“It really is interesting to see such development because it will serve as a motivation to the players.”

The Super Falcons – have been in the public eye previously after protests by players relating to unpaid bonuses and allowances at continental and global tournaments.

At the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, the Nigeria players threatened a sit-in protest over unpaid salaries and bonuses after their last-16 elimination by Germany.

“It’s not always a good look to stage protests because all the players want to do is focus on the football,”Oshoala added.

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  • Ako Amadi 8 months ago

    Will the Falcons’ selection not be influnced by bribery and corruption? Will the foreign coach not be sacked so that NFF and Sports Ministry can work their magic?

  • pompei 8 months ago

    See what FIFA is forced to do to ensure that players get their money.
    Although FIFA has good intentions, will it work? Especially with Nigeria? As the proverb says, if the hunter learns to shoot without missing, the birds will learn to fly without perching. Unscrupulous administrators will find a way around this new setup, with the objective of diverting funds to private pockets.

    • ….by inviting pliable, unscrupulous players who would do their bidding but we know genius falcons players sha. Else, NFF will go down with funny names but see coach sef

  • NFF, in spite of your coaching quality we are still Africa’s number one. If una mess up with world cup invite, well try am first

  • Ako Amadi 8 months ago

    Nigeria should create more open spaces and sports grounds for young people to enjoy playing football and getting the rudimentary skills for a professional career. There’s so much money paid out for elxcellence in football these days.

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