Contrary to recent rumours after FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura met with the Super Falcons, Aisha Falode, a Board member of the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that FIFA will not be making direct payments to players participating in the ongoing women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand.
Clarifying FIFA’s payment procedure, Falode in a radio interview on Lagos Talks 91.3fm stated that the world football governing body will transfer funds to the respective federations, who will then be responsible for distributing the money to the players following specific instructions.
Amidst the payment protocol concerns, the former NWFL Chairperson showered praise on the Super Falcons for their exceptional display of class, leadership, and consistency throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Their outstanding performances have not only gained them admiration but also underscored their status as a formidable force on the international stage. Nigeria will face the Three Lionesses of England in the Round of 16.