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NFF redeems $10,000 pledge to Falcons

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have received the $10,000 promised them by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick for winning the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.

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Sportinglife.ng gathered from a source close to the team that the money was paid on Friday afternoon at the team’s Starview Hotel to each of the 21 players. The officials were also paid.

“The money should have been paid on Thursday but it was not possible,” said the source.

Recalled that Pinnick promised to double the players $5,000 winning bonus ahead of the final game when he visited the team in Accra to motivate them. Nigeria defeated South Africa in penalties to lift the trophy for the ninth time.

Meanwhile, the players who have been in Abuja since returning from Accra last Sunday have started leaving the hotel following the postponement of the Presidential reception which was meant to hold today.

Read Also: Update: Buhari Suspends Falcons reception Indefinitely

The Africa champions have been grouped with France, Korea Republic and Norway for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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