The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been paid the $10,000 that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick promised them if they won the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.
A source close to the team disclosed that the money was paid on Friday afternoon at the team’s Starview Hotel to each of the 21 players as well as the officials.
“The money should have been paid on Thursday but it was not possible,” said the source.
Pinnick had promised to double the players $5,000 winning bonus ahead of the final match when he visited the team in Accra to motivate them. Nigeria defeated South Africa via penalty shootouts to lift the trophy for a ninth time.
Meanwhile, the Africa champions who have been in Abuja since returning from Accra last Sunday have started leaving the hotel following the deferment of the Presidential reception which was supposed to hold today.
The Super Falcons have been grouped with France, Korea Republic and Norway for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
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