Super Falcons Plan Collapsed : No Match Bonuses For Players – NFF

Football governing body in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, has said the Super Falcons players at the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup will not get any match bonuses.

And this was stated by the Federation’s president Ibrahim Gusau during an interactive session with

The recent development we gathered was as a result of FIFA’s involvement in the payment of prize money to players. FIFA through its secretary few days ago, assured the Super Falcons that they’ll get their earned allowances.

NFF address Super Falcons FIFA Women's World Cup bonus issue
Super Falcons training in Turkey

According to FIFA the prize money has been ‘ring-fenced’, a move adopted for smooth payment of players.

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Recall few weeks ago Super Falcons Randy Waldrum, accused the NFF of mismanagement of funds, blackmail and corrupt practices. According to Waldrum, the NFF wanted to impose a player who he’s not met before on him. Also, he accused the Federation for lack of support, perennial habit of owing players and backroom staff.

However, the NFF in what seemed like a response to the outburst of Waldrum, had through its Director of Communications Ademola Olajire described Waldrum as a ‘Loudmouth’, who’s ambition is to upgrade his CV. Also, the federation slapped Waldrum with a tag of being the worst coach to manage the Super Falcons.

And now, in a bid to clearing the air, as to why the ladies will not get a match bonus from the NFF, Gusau said it was a discussion amicably settled between parties.

NFF address match bonus issues with Super Falcons

“We don’t have any issues with the players,” Gusau told

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“In the first instance we agreed with the players that we would give them match bonuses. And when we receive our appearance fee we will give them thirty percent of it.”

“Later on , FIFA came up with a new model of payment. They decided to take part of the money that is due to the federation and pay players directly,” he continues.

“So we sat with the players based on the new development(even before they left our shores for Australia) and explained to them that the old arrangement was now invalid. It’s to the players’ advantage. And all parties agreed,” he concluded.

Nigeria on Monday 7 August, will take on England hoping to reach its first quarter-final in over two decades.

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