Super Falcons have begun a sit-in protest at their hotel in France following their elimination from the Women’s World Cup on Saturday until all of their outstanding bonuses are paid.
The players insisted in an interview ESPN after their 3–0 loss to Germany in the Round of 16 that they are refusing to leave until they are paid the bonuses they are owed from two games, against Gambia and Senegal, from two and three years ago.
The bonuses amount to about $5,600 but the players alleged that they were only paid half of that.
Meanwhile , Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, however, told ESPN that all the remaining allowances have been paid.
According to him, “We have paid them everything they are being owed.’’
The players are also said to be owed five days of daily allowance while at the World Cup. They are also demanding their share of the World Cup participation fee from FIFA.
The NFF President added that, “The only thing outstanding is the participation fee from FIFA, which is not expected to come until after the tournament. But they insist that they want to get paid, as they have spoken to players from Cameroon and France, who told them they have already been paid.
The Super Falcons also staged a protest over bonuses after winning the 2016 African title in Cameroon.