Connect with us


Omagbemi will get 8-month unpaid salaries –Green



Omagbemi will get 8-month unpaid salaries --Green

Less than a month before the start of the African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon, it has emerged that Nigeria coach Florence Omagbemi has not been paid by the Nigerian Football Federation.

The former international, who played in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, has now gone eight months without pay.

The NFF claims the situation will be resolved before the Super Falcons fly out to Cameroon to defend their African title.

The continental championship takes place from November 19 to December 3with Nigeria in Group B alongside Mali, Ghana and Kenya.

“It’s been a challenging year for the federation financially but we’re working hard to resolve this before the team departs for Cameroon,” NFF official Chris Green told BBC Sport on Monday.

He added: “Omagbemi has been very calm about it and it has to be sorted out as soon as possible.”

The NFF, which appoints and pays national coaches, has also not paid outstanding bonuses to players as well as camp allowances.

“I’m working round the clock to ensure the coaches and players are paid what they are owed,” said Green.

It is not the first time Nigerian coaches have been caught in the web of unpaid salaries.

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now