The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally opened up on the challenges and dispute between the organization and the Super Falcons.
The NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, made this known in Abuja on Thursday while appearing before the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the dispute between the Super Falcons and NFF.
Gusau said no funding was released for participation but revealed that in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, $960,000 was given to all 32 countries that qualified.
According to him, this preparation money provided by FIFA is to be used by the countries to prepare their teams for the World Cup.
The NFF President said they usually get funded by CAF and FIFA, adding that no payment was gotten from the Federal Government for its staff and officials, but rather, the federation got its operational costs from FIFA.
“The Confederation of African Football (CAF) provides $250,000 per annum as a subvention fund,” said the NFF President.
“We can’t use this money to pay outstanding allowances for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup,” he said.
Blessing Onu, the chairperson of the committee, questioned how the NFF was able to fund the Super Falcons in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by France.
She asked that documents showing how the Super Falcons were funded in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the breakdown of match bonuses and slips for 23 players, and the coaching crew be provided by NFF before August 30.