The Nigerian Representatives of the ongoing FIFA U20 women’s World Cup have finally been paid 30,000 Naira each on their arrival to the Nigeria.
However, officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have promised that their win bonuses of $2,000-a-player over Canada and Spain will soon be transferred to their various bank accounts
A breakdown of the 30,000 Naira stipend showed that they received a transport fare of 10,000 Naira, while 20,000 Naira was to cover their camp allowances.
The players were stranded at their Serob Hotel in Abuja following the inability of the NFF to source for the fund as it was gathered that even the paltry sums were only sourced from borrowed fund.
In the meantime, traumatised defender Mary Ologbosere, has been discharged from hospital.
Ologbosere, who has also represented Nigeria at the U17 women’s World Cup, suffered a serious depression when it became clear the Falconets will not be getting their full payment on arrival back in Nigeria.
The Falconets first showed their huge disappointment with the NFF when they threatened to stay put at their hotel in Papua New Guinea even after their elimination from the World Cup.
They also threatened not to quit their hotel in Abuja until they were paid off.