The Super Falcons of Nigeria are currently in a sit-in protest at the Agura Hotel, Abuja over the non-payment of allowances and bonuses.
Following their victorious outing at the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), the Super Falcons have seized the trophy until they are paid their entitlements by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
They are even planning to take to the streets in protest if President Muhammadu Buhari does not address their situation very soon.
According to sources, each member of the Super Falcons is being owed the sum of ₦12m ($25,650).
This is the breakdown.
The win and draw in the two legged play-offs against Senegal Earned each member of the team $5,250.
The Super Falcons camped for 43 days and 35 days respectively for the AWCON qualifiers and tournament proper. For that, each of the players is owed N1, 000 daily for these days in camp.
Each player also earned $100 camp allowance over the 14-day they stayed in Cameroon for the AWCON.
A win in the group stage of the AWCON guaranteed each member of the Super Falcons $3,500 and $1, 750 for a draw.
The Super Falcons won two games, which means each player is to get $7,000 for the two wins (against Mali and Kenya).
For the draw against Ghana, the players are to be paid $1,750 each.
The Semi-final final victory over South Africa earned them $4,000 each and the win in the final earned them $5,000 each.
Emergency payment in Cameroon
We were told that the Super Falcons players were each paid the sum of N500, 000 in Cameroon after they threatened to boycott the final of the AWCON.
The coaches each received N400,000.
The NFF, however, did not reveal what the payments were for.