Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi has disclosed that the country’s football ruling body will pay the players and officials of the senior women national team as soon as funds are available.
The Super Falcons returned from Cameroon on Sunday morning after emerging as champions of the African Women’s Cup of Nations for the eighth time, and Sanusi has appealed to the team to exercise a little patience with the federation which is currently going through recession at the moment.
“We know we have financial commitment to you (players and officials of Super Falcons) and we have not at any time stated otherwise. But the money is not readily available at the moment,” Sanusi told NFF media.
“I have come to appeal to you, to understand the situation of the Federation, to understand the situation of the country at the present and exercise patience.
“We will pay you all monies you are being owed as soon as we receive same from the Government, just as we paid the U17 boys who won the Fifa U17 World Cup in Chile last year, after the tournament.
“And just as we sorted out Coach Samson Siasia’s wages as soon as we had the funds, after the Olympics.”