FIFA, the organization that oversees football worldwide, has stepped in to address the bonus issue involving football federations and national teams competing in the current Women’s World Cup.
According to FIFA’s announcement, the 2023 World Cup prize money will be given to the competitors directly and without the involvement of a third party. This was supported by a video that Osasu Obayiuwana, a Nigerian sports writer, put on his official Twitter account.
The Super Falcons, according to FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura, were the reason for the policy adjustments regarding unpaid allowance difficulties.
Samoura claimed that the Falcons have faced difficulties. Additionally, she said that FIFA will start keeping track of whether match bonuses reached the players directly.
“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.”
According to FIFA, every player competing in the World Cup group stage will receive $30,000. In the competition’s second round, the match bonuses rise to $60,000.
Following their advancement to the competition’s second round, the Falcons will receive at least $60,000. On Monday, August 7, 2023, they will compete against the Lionesses for a place in the semifinals. Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia