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FG releases funds for payment of Falcons, Super Eagles



FG releases funds for payment of Falcons, Super Eagles

The protests embarked upon by the Super Falcons over their unpaid entitlements at the just concluded African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon, may have just paid off.

This is as the Federal Government has reportedly released funds to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay all outstanding winning bonuses to the Falcons and Super Eagles.

Read also: Falcons Protest: You girls will be paid in two days’ time – Abba Kyari

According to a statement signed by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, the funds, which have been approved by Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, are N358 million and N113.8 million in different mandates released to Central Bank of Nigeria for payment.

The released funds, which have been paid on Thursday by CBN according to the statement, are for the payment of winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches; and for the Super Falcon’s participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.

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  1. Roland Uchendu Pele

    December 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    After disgracing the entire country for over 10 days, they finally released money for the poor girls. Officials of the Nigerian government are a bunch of disgrace!

    • Emmanuel Alayegbami

      December 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

      Keep quiet. The falcons disgraced themselves and not the federal government.

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    December 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I think the federal government is sick, if these ladies didn’t protest, the money wouldn’t have been released. Shame on NFF

    • chichi emerue

      December 17, 2016 at 6:06 am

      A really big shame because they are the course of this problem. NFF shame on you

  3. Margret Dickson

    December 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    At times, I wonder if Nigeria deserves any good thing. The super falcons won African Women Cup Of Nation back to back, yet they are not appreciated, which type of useless country are we?


    December 16, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    These falcons are useless. What bonus are they paying them ?
    It’s high time they knew there are better players than them. We have to stop giving them bonuses after all enjoyments abroad .

  5. Balarabe musa

    December 17, 2016 at 4:37 am

    The federal government has no shame to the extent they couldn’t pay these people all their allowances . they only paid them parts of it . but our useless senators and others will never be denied of their full salaries.

    • seyi jelili

      December 17, 2016 at 4:43 am

      Lol. How will senators receive low parts allowances, you want wahala be that o. But sincerely these ladies don’t deserve what the federal government did to them.

    • Joy Madu

      December 17, 2016 at 6:01 am

      For where Nigeria with partiality they only think of our top politicians. So our footballer should manage the one they see

  6. yanju omotodun

    December 17, 2016 at 4:49 am

    But to be Frank the money they do pay these players are much. A civil servant who has been walking for years have not gathered even a million naira for 10years but one opportunist player will get millions of naira just in less than a month all because they got trophy for Nigeria.
    So many better players are there in the street who are willing to play for their country even for free but no opportunity. We should always look at the other side of the coin before judging. The falcons are useless as well.

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