Super Falcons World Cup Hero Gets Huge Reward In Europe

Super Falcons line up for a match at the 2023 FIFA women's world cup.

Super Falcons combative midfielder Christy Ucheibe has been rewarded by Portuguese outfit SL Benfica’s Femini as she marked her One Hundredth appearance for the club reports.

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Ucheibe was born in Kano state one of the lucrative ancient cities in Northern part of Nigeria. She started playing football as a toddler on the streets of Kano, and was encouraged by her friend and loved ones.

After the FIFA U-17 women’s world cup tournament in 2014, Ucheibe signed for a Nigeria women’s league outfit Nassarawa Amazons. Also, she represented Nigeria’s Falconets at the FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup in 2018.

After the tournament, the 22-year-old secured a European lucrative move, signing for Assi FF in the Swedish league. She spent one year at the club, before joining SL Benfica’s Femini in 2020.

At Benfica, she has won eight trophies, including three league titles, three cups and two super.

Super Falcons Christy Ucheibe rewarded by SL Benfica’s Femini

Super Falcons Christy Ucheibe marks 100th appearance for SL Benfica's Femini
Christy Ucheibe

More interestingly, Ucheibe was announced in the Super Falcons squad for the 2023 FIFA women’s world cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand. Hence, fulfilling her childhood dreams of playing at a FIFA world cup.

In a related story, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, has rubbished claims by Super Falcons player citing unpaid match bonuses and poor treatment.

The Super Falcons in a recent report by cried that camp and match allowances at the 2023 women’s world cup is still being owed them.

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“The federation will just decide on what they are going to pay players… it could be anything,” a Super Falcon told The Athletic.

“If you don’t fight them, if you don’t ask for it, they are never going to pay you.”

But on the contrary, the NFF through its Director of Communications Ademola Olajire, rebuffed the claim, insisting that no player is owed any match bonuses or camping allowances.

The football executive also highlighted that all bonuses owed the players before the World Cup had also been paid.

“Their daily allowances for the World Cup have been paid. All they’ve been owed previously have been paid, bar one qualifying match.

“They will get their World Cup player allocation money when FIFA sends the monies,” Olajire told The PUNCH.

Meanwhile, a member of the squad, who wasn’t announced in the World Cup squad, but was part of the Falcons side at last year’s friendly tournament in the US, told The PUNCH that she was yet to receive the $1,000 bonus due to her.

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“NFF has not paid me my money. How can they say they’ve paid us all the monies we are owed when I haven’t gotten mine? If they’ve paid others, then they should pay my $1,000 too,” the player retorted.

According to the NFF, the Super Falcons will get their “ring-fenced” FIFA prize money of $60,000 once it receive it from the world football governing body.

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