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.
“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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