World football governing body, FIFA has announced that $700,000 owed the Super Falcons for participating in the 2019 Women’s World Cup has been paid to the Nigerian Football Federation.
The NFF were due to receive $1m for reaching the Round of 16 in France but $240,000 was deducted for the Super Falcon’s extended stay in France and rescheduled flight after their sit-in protest.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria participated in the Women’s World Cup in June 2019 and as at February 2020 had not received payment of $1m for participation.
The football governing body had in February explained that, “Regarding your request, as part of our long-term vision to invest into the development of women’s football at all levels, prior to last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, FIFA announced that it would more than triple the financial contribution for participating Member Associations in the tournament to USD 50 million,” Will Shand, a Fifa spokespersoN said..
Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said that, they are yet to receive the money. This is despite the claims by FIFA that the money has been paid in full.