FIFPRO aids Super Falcons in unpaid wages dispute with NFF

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The global players’ union has stepped in to support Nigeria’s Super Falcons in their fight for overdue payments and improved conditions, Reelradio.com.ng reports.

The World Union of Professional Footballers, FIFPRO, issued a resounding statement on Tuesday pledging its support to Nigeria’s Super Falcons as they wage a battle against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over a prolonged dispute concerning unpaid bonuses, camp allowances, and expenses dating back to 2021.

This move comes as Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, faced a contentious showdown with the NFF over pay disparities and unfavorable conditions.

The simmering conflict reached a boiling point during the Women’s World Cup, where the Nigerian team strived to focus on their performance while grappling with internal tensions surrounding unpaid dues.

The Super Falcons’ players initially chose to keep their grievances private during the tournament, aiming to preserve their focus on the pitch. However, they now assert that the time has come for the NFF to fulfill its commitments and settle the outstanding debts.

FIFPRO lamented the necessity of such a standoff and underscored the significance of preserving players’ rights and fair treatment. The players’ union expressed regret that the players had to challenge their own federation at a pivotal juncture in their careers.

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