Ahead of FIFA U-20 Women’s Qualifier, National U-20 women team, the Falconets have launched a passionate appeal to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to help them review the 100 dollar per match bonus.
The girls are due to play their Moroccan U-20 women counterpart in Benin City on Saturday, after playing 1-1 draw during the first leg two weeks ago away in Morocco.
According to latest findings by saharareporterssport.com, the team has only been paid the sum of 300 dollars each in the three matches played so far in the qualifiers, which to them is not even enough to take care of their financial demands.
“We are using this medium to appeal to the NFF to review the 100 dollars per game match bonus, it is not helping situation among the players. Even though the NFF has decided not to pay the age grade teams again, but that is not to say they can’t review the decision,” a source close to the team camp hinted saharareporterssport.com.
“Initially they used to pay the players like one thousand dollars or more per match, by then they had more money to take care of their bills,” the source continued: “Don’t let me lie to you some of the players are already bread winners of their families.
“They owed the girls backlog of match bonuses after representing the country at the U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Jordan, and the same set of players graduated to the U-20, instead of clearing it, they decided to pay just 300 dollars (one hundred dollars per match). That is absolutely unfair, but right now the players are only appealing for a slight review as things are not really looking good with the girls financially.”
The girls in spite of the recent financial difficulty in camp have decided to beat their Moroccan opponent to encourage the supporting Edo State Governor, Mr Anthony Obaseki for his financial support to the team.
“We have all decided to come out and play for Governor Obaseki, who has been supporting us financially. We just want to win that game for him. But again, we are not just happy the way the N5 million given to us by the governor was being shared. We will appreciate if the money can be paid into our different personal accounts, in that way there won’t be any reason for anybody to complain,” the source concluded.