Nigeria’s Tremendous Falcons gamers have refused to go away the staff resort after their exit from the women’s World Cup on Saturday, demanding that the nation’s soccer federation clears all of their excellent bonus funds, ESPN reported.
The gamers staged a sit-in protest shortly after Nigeria have been crushed 3-Zero by double champions Germany who continued their unbeaten run to succeed in the quarter-finals.
ESPN reported that the gamers are owed bonuses amounting to round 2 million Nigerian naira ($6,537) gathered over three years, together with for video games towards Gambia and Senegal, however solely half that quantity had been launched to them.
“They paid us 1 million and said that’s all. We want them to pay the balance,” the report quoted a participant as saying.
“Part of that money is from two years ago, the other is from three years ago. And they are also owing us five days’ daily allowance here in France.”
Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick instructed ESPN all bonus funds have been cleared.
“The only thing outstanding is the participation fee from (soccer governing body) FIFA, which isn’t expected to come until after the tournament,” he stated.
“But they insist that they want to get paid, as they have spoken to players from Cameroon and France, who told them they have already been paid.”
The NFF didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark by Reuters.
In 2016, over a dozen members of the staff had demonstrated exterior the Nationwide Meeting within the capital Abuja to demand unpaid bonuses for successful the women’s Africa Cup of Nations.