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According to reports, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced that it has started paying players and officials of the Super Falcons their outstanding allowances after receiving the money from the Federal Government on Friday.

The NFF’s spokesman, Ademola Olajire, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

The statement quoted NFF’s Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David, as saying, “the bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak.

“They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the government, before the end of the day.”

According to further reports, the monies were for the Super Falcons’ participation at the 10thWomen Africa Cup of Nations finals, which the team won after defeating hosts Cameroon 1-0 in the final in Yaounde on December 3.

Olajire said the money released by the Federal Government included allowances due to players and officials of the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria, played in Uyo in November.

“A breakdown of the Super Falcons’ monies showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF, the spokesman said.

Written by Okolo Ezinne

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