Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Super Falcons get just N10, 000 each for Nations Cup qualification

The Super Falcons are not happy with the “stipends” they received following the defeat of their counterparts Senegal with 2 goals to nothing, which qualified for the African Cup of Nations in Cameroun.

The female national team were handed a token of N10,000 (about $50) each after they qualified for the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations on Tuesday, April 12. 

The defending champions defeated the Teranga Lionesses of Senegal 2 – 0 in the second leg, final round at the national stadium, Abuja on and advanced 3 – 1 on aggregates for Cameroun 2016, courtesy of goals from Rita Chikwelu and Osarenoma Igbinovia. 

The financial reward was in contrast with the Super Eagles that gets $4000 for a draw and $5000 for a win. The men failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for a second straight year last month. 

In 2015, the victorious Golden Eaglets were poorly treated as they went home with N20,000 after winning the FIFA U17 World Cup. Florence Omagbemi’s tutored side resumed camp on March 7, and spent over a month in the successful execution of the double-header against Senegal. 

According to, the players and officials of the Super Falcons were decamped on Tuesday, April 12, and were handed the sum of N10,000 that was meant to get them to their various destinations.

Meanwhile, Nigeria joined hosts Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe as the eight finalists for the 10th edition of the continental showpiece. 

The defending champions will be aiming to defend the title they won in Namibia two years ago with the event scheduled to hold from November 19 to December 3 in Cameroon.

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