By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Federal Government of Nigeria has fulfilled its promise to pay Super Falcon players and their officials their entitlement accruing to them before and during their 2016 Women's Africa Cup of Nations by lodging the needed funds into the NFF bank account on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Completesportsnigeria.com gathered that each players is entitled to bonuses and allowances of about $16,500 which amounts to N4,880,000
General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed who disclosed this to Completesportsnigeria.com on Friday said government has provided the money and that the federation will commence payment to the players with immediate effect
"We have received payment alert from government and we have begun the process of paying the girls their money. We hope to transfer to the players respective accounts with effect from today, and God willing, we shall complete that by Saturday," Dr. Sanusi told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We appreciate government for this gesture and thank all those who facilitated the prompt release of the money for the players and the officials. It is a big relief to the NFF that the players have been paid. But it is only their AWCON money that was paid. The qualifiers for the All Africa Games and Olympic Games are not included " the NFF Chief scribe explained.
He continued: "We are going to pay them at the exchange rate of N305 per dollar, so if they calculate this, they will know what they are entitled to. We are paying them exactly what government directed and released to us."