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2023 WWC: Super Falcons, NFF fight over bonuses after exit



FIFPro has revealed that the global player’s union is assisting Nigeria’s women’s national team to get their bonus payments, camp allowances, and expenses dating back to 2021.

This was confirmed in a statement released a day after the Super Falcons were eliminated from the Women’s World Cup against England.

FIFPro said that the team were “frustrated” with needing to pursue the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) over the matter both before and during the tournament.

“It is regrettable that players needed to challenge their own federation at such an important time in their careers,” the statement read.

The union said Nigeria’s players had refrained from making public comments on their dispute with the federation during the World Cup but believe now is the time for the NFF to honour their commitments and pay what the players are owed.

“I’ve seen what [resources] England have access to,” forward Ifeoma Onumonu told The Guardian after the defeat to England. “In Nigeria, we don’t have access to much. Our training fields aren’t great. Where we sleep isn’t great. Sometimes we share beds.

“It’s not good enough. In terms of recovery, we don’t have much of any of that. We don’t have access to a gym in camp in Nigeria.

“There’s a lot that needs to be done. Hopefully, more people will start to talk about it. Coming here it’s hard to adjust. We do what we can because we love playing for our country but hopefully they make it easier for us to do our best.”