Former Arsenal and England Legendary striker, Ian Wright has told the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to pay the Super Falcons thier bonuses and allowances.
Wright, who is now a football pundit made thia call via a post of his official twitter handle yeaterday july 27, 2023.
Before the kickoff of the ongoing women’s world cup in Australia and New Zealand, the NFF had stated that they would not pay the Falcons because FIFA had announced they will begin paying players directly at this World Cup.
The NFF is notorious for owing the players. The Falcons had to protest on the streets of Abuja in 2016 because they had not been paid after winning the Nations Cup. They also staged a sit-in protest at their hotel after the 2019 World Cup.
In a similar fashion, the falcons had threatened to boycott the opening game of the tournament in protest, but went on to play the game and secure a goaless draw against Canada before defeating Australia 3-2 in thier second match.
“Pay them!!!!!! @thenff 🇳🇬”. Wright wrote.
Nigeria will play Ireland in thier last game of the group stage, and a victory will all but seal a place for falcons in te knock out stages.