Some members of the Nigeria national team have rallied behind their female counterparts, urging the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to address the matter of outstanding payments for the Super Falcons’ remarkable performance at the Women’s World Cup.
Despite their elimination from the tournament in Australia and New Zealand, the Super Falcons have not received their due compensation from the Nigerian Football Federation, prompting FIFPRO to issue a statement.
“The team finds it deeply frustrating that they have had to persistently pursue payment from the Nigeria Football Federation both before and during the tournament, with potential ongoing efforts afterward. It’s unfortunate that players have had to contest with their own federation during such a crucial juncture in their careers,” a portion of the statement emphasized.
In response, members of the Super Eagles, including Victor Osimhen, have taken a stand to exert pressure on the NFF to fulfill the payment obligations.
“Ensure proper compensation, NFF,” Osimhen conveyed in response to a post by Asisat Oshoala on Instagram.
Victor Anichebe also voiced his support:
“NFF, honor your commitment! These athletes brought us immense pride! And even if they hadn’t, it’s imperative to remunerate them fairly for their services!!!”
National team member Odion Ighalo shared on Instagram: “NFF, cease these ongoing issues.”
The Super Falcons are slated to return to Nigeria on Wednesday, having showcased exceptional resilience and performance on the international stage.