FIFA Indicts NFF, Pledges To Pay World Cup Prize Money Directly To Super Falcons Players’ Accounts (VIDEO)


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The prize money for the 2023 World Cup will be paid to the Super Falcons players directly, according to a FIFA announcement.

The FIFA secretary-general, Fatma Samoura, said in a social media video that the Super Falcons of Nigeria had unpaid allowance concerns as a result of the policy change.

Randy Waldrum, the head coach of the Falcons, disclosed that several players are owed “per diem and bonuses” from two years ago during the World Cup buildup.

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The development created a sensation and nearly hampered the Nigerian players’ training.

However, in the video, Samoura acknowledged that “things have been tough” for the Falcons.

She added that FIFA — for the first time — will monitor that match bonuses get to the players directly.

“I know that things have been tough. We have to face the realities of Nigeria. It pains me a lot. It is because of you [the Super Falcons] that, for the first time, the prize money has been ring-fenced in the history of FIFA to ensure that it goes to you,” the FIFA secretary-general said.

FIFA had announced that every player participating in the World Cup group stage will earn $30,000.

The match bonuses will increase to $60,000 in the second round of the competition.

The Falcons have qualified for the round of 16 after finishing second in group B. Every player on the team will be earning at least $60,000 for the feat.

Nigeria is billed to take on England in the second-round contest on Monday.

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