The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has released the mandate to the Central Bank of Nigeria for the payment of the naira equivalent of $1,173,820 at
N305/$ to the
Nigeria Football Federation to pay the outstanding winning bonuses for the
Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super
Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.
What almost turned to a national embarrassment after the Falcons players protested in Abuja on Wednesday following their 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations win in Yaounde, has now been resolved as the office of the Accountant General of the Federation released the mandate to Central Bank of Nigeria for payment. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, approved the payment, which is a sum of N358million for the Super Falcons while the sum of N113.8million has also been released by the Office of Accountant General of the Federation for the Super Eagles. The players will be paid today, Friday.