Corruption: FIFA to pay world cup prize money direct to Super Falcons players

Corruption: FIFA to pay world cup prize money direct to Super Falcons players



The World football governing body, FIFA has announced that the 2023 World Cup prize money wil be paid directly to the players without interference from a third party in order to protect Super Falcons players from corrupt football government officials.

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In a viral video on social media, Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary -General said that the policy change was due to unpaid allowance issues involving Nigeria’s Super Falcons.

During the lead-up to the World Cup, Randy Waldrun, Super Falcons Head Coach revealed that some players were owed “per Diem and bonuses” from two years ago.

The development caused a stir and almost affected the preparation of the Nigerian players

Meanwhile, in a viral video, the FIFA scribe acknowledged that things have been tough for the Falcons.

As a result, she stated that FIFA for the first time, will monitor that match bonuses get to the players directly.

Her words, “I know that things have been tough. We have to face the realities of Nigeria. It pains me a lot. It is because of you [the Super Falcons] that, for the first time, the prize money has been ring-fenced in the history of FIFA to ensure that it goes to you,” the FIFA secretary-general said.

FIFA had announced that every player participating in the World Cup group stage will earn $30,000.

The match bonuses will increase to $60,000 in the second round of the competition.

The Falcons have qualified for the round of 16 after finishing second in group B. Every player on the team will be earning at least $60,000 for the feat.

Nigeria will play England in the round of 16 contest on Monday by 8am local time.

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