Nigeria's Falconets sent home from World Cup with 30,000 Naira each

Nigeria's Falconets sent home from World Cup with 30,000 Naira each
Rasheedat Ajibade (left) against Spain at this year's U20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea

by Samm Audu

Saturday Nov 26, 2016. 20:23

Players of the country’s team to the FIFA U20 women’s World Cup have finally been paid 30,000 Naira each on their return to the country.

However, officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)have promised that their win bonus of $2,000-a-player will soon be transferred to their various accounts.

A win bonus is $1,000 and the team beat Spain and Canada at the World Cup.

A breakdown of the 30,000 Naira stipend showed that they received a transport fare of 10,000 Naira, while 20,000 Naira was to cover their camp allowances.

Even these paltry sums were only sourced from borrowed funds, it was further gathered.

In the meantime, traumatised defender Mary Ologbosere, has been discharged from hospital.

Ologbosere, who has also represented Nigeria at the U17 women’s World Cup, suffered a serious depression when it became clear the Falconets will be get their full payment on arrival back in Nigeria.

The Falconets first showed their huge disappointment with the NFF when they threatened to stay put at their hotel in Papua New Guinea even after their elimination from the World Cup.

They also threatened not to quit their hotel in Abuja until they were paid off.

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