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2023 WWC: We’re Broke – NFF Gives Conditions To Pay Super Falcons Outstanding Monies

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has admitted that it has gone “broke”.

The NFF made this admission as their standoff with the women’s national team over outstanding monies continues.


The football house says it could only disburse the funds if they get additional payments from FIFA.

This was revealed by a former media officer of the Super Eagles, Colin Udoh, via his Twitter feed.

According to him, the NFF has already written to the federal government asking for funds to be approved.

Udoh wrote: “Late last week, I had a chat with NFF president @IbrahimMusaGus1. Among the many questions I asked him was the Super Falcons’ outstanding payments.

“He told me the NFF is flat broke, but would pay them from the federation share of the FIFA World Cup funds. He also mentioned that they had requested for funds from the FG, which had been approved, but had not been disbursed yet.

“Btw, anyone who has dealt with the Nigerian govt (state or FG) will know the term “approval is not the same as release”.

“I also spoke with another senior NFF official today after seeing the @FIFPRO statement. And he told me that their involvement changes nothing.

“The players would get paid their outstanding once either of those two monies come in first.

“He explained that the NFF had not received any funding since and their last payment from FIFA was used to settle part of the national teams’ coaches wages (Peseiro and Waldrum). And that the FIFA funds had already been earmarked for paying the players outstandings.”

Randy Waldrum and his ladies have been at odds with the NFF over unpaid salaries and bonuses.

This led to the global players’ union, FIFPRO, releasing a statement on Tuesday in solidarity. The body noted that “it is regrettable that players needed to challenge their own federation at such an important time.” 

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BBNaija’s Tacha Loses N500,000 ‘Bet’ As Falcons Loses To England

Ex-BBNaija housemate, Tacha has lost a N500,000 bet after the Super Falcons were defeated by England.

626BLAZE reports that Super Falcons lost 4-2 on penalty to England in their round of 16 clash at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia on Monday morning after regulation and extra time ended goalless.

Before the match began, Tacha announced that she would be placing a N500,000 bet on Super Falcons to beat England.

On her Twitter handle, she wrote “I’m about to bet 500k on ya heads Ohh‼ So abeeg‼ Bring it home #ENGNGA #FIFAWWC #ENG #NGA.”

After Nigeria’s defeat, she wrote “Jesus,” with sad emoji in another tweet.

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2023 WWC: Atiku, Saraki Praise Super Falcons After They Lost to England Via Penalty Shootout

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki have both praised the Super Falcons even though they lost to England following a penalty shootout at the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The match had ended in a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes on Monday.
England won 4-2 via penalty shoot-out as Desire Oparanozie and Michelle Alozie missed their spot-kicks.
Reacting, Atiku, in a tweet, said he had no regret skipping his breakfast to watch the Round of 16 clash between Nigeria and England.
He also insisted that the Super Falcons have every reason to hold their head high.
Atiku tweeted, “We may have lost to England in a penalty shootout, but the @NGSuper_Falcons have every reason to hold their heads high. I still have no regrets about skipping my breakfast for this game. #ENGNGR #FIFAWWC –AA.”
Also reacting, former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki tweeted: “Despite the heartbreak of the penalty shootout, I am proud of the Super Falcons for their incredible journey in the #FIFAWWC. And you, @NGSuper_Falcons, should be proud of what you have achieved. #ENGNGA.”
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World Cup: President Tinubu Reacts To Super Falcons Defeat

President Bola Tinubu has reacted after the Super Falcons of Nigeria were knocked out of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

He commended them for their bravery and performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

TORI earlier reported that European champions England defeated nine-time Africa Cup of Nation winners Nigeria on penalties for a place in the quarter-finals of the ongoing tournament.

The Super Falcons held the European champions to a goalless draw for 120 minutes until the Nigerian team lost to the English side 4-2 on penalties.

Reacting in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, President Tinubu commended the team for their effort despite crashing out of the Women’s World Cup.

The Nigerian leader said the brilliant performance of the team did not go unnoticed despite the final outcome, adding that the players have made Nigeria proud on the global stage.

He wrote: “I must commend the effort by our Super Falcons @NGSuper_Falcons at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Your brilliant performance did not go unnoticed despite the final outcome. You made Nigeria proud on the global stage!”

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2023 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria’s Super Falcons To Face England In Round of 16

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will clash with England in the round of 16 at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
Recall that the Super Falcons finished runners-up in Group B to set up the clash with England.
England in their last group match thrashed China 6-1,
England, the European champions, finished winners of Group D with nine points while Denmark got six points to come second on the log.
Nigeria’s round of 16 games against the Lionesses is billed hold on Monday, August 7th, 2023.
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Super Falcons: Ebuka Considers Introducing Four-Year-Old Daughter To Female Football

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the Big Brother Naija host, has said he is considering introducing his four-year-old daughter to female football.

He said this following the Super Falcons’ impressive victory over Australia in the ongoing Women’s World Cup.

My 4 year old once argued with me that women don’t play football.

“Now, I don’t know if this is the game to introduce her to female football. Nigeria please.”

In a thrilling match in Brisbane, Nigeria showcased their resilience by coming from a goal down to secure a remarkable 3-2 win against the co-hosts.

During the enthralling encounter in Brisbane, the Matildas took the lead after Emily van Egmond’s goal. However, their advantage was short-lived as Uchenna Kanu equalised just before half-time.

In the second half, the nine-time African champions continued their impressive performance, taking the lead through Osinachi Ohale. Later, Barcelona star and second-half substitute Asisat Oshoala extended the advantage.

In a dramatic end to the match, the Matildas managed to pull one back through Alana Kennedy, but Nigeria held on to secure a memorable victory.

Although, Ebuka had expressed anxiety just before the match, appealing to the Super Falcons to assist him in his plans to launch his daughter officially into women’s football.

The father of two revealed the preschooler in question had in time past bantered with him over women not playing football.

He tweeted: “My 4 year old once argued with me that women don’t play football.

“Now, I don’t know if this is the game to introduce her to female football. Nigeria please.”

With their win, the popular media personality may have just been offered the express ticket to begin his young daughter’s official initiation into female football.

Appreciating the Super Falcons, Ebuka added: “Thank you @NGSuper_Falcons.”