Reps Grills NFF President, Secretary General, over delay in payment of Super FALCONS entitlements

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Dispute between the Super Falcons and Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday grilled the management of NFF over the dispute.

During the investigative hearing on Thursday, Chairperson of the Committee, Hon. Blessing Onuh expressed concern over the delay in payment of allowances and other entitlements of the Super Falcons.
The committee also expressed dismay over the accumulated allowances of local coaches over time. According to the probe panel, while NFF is owning local coaches allowances, their foreign counterparts were fully paid.
The President of NFF, Ibrahim Gusau could not provide reasonable reasons why they paid foreign coaches 100% allowances but unable to pay the salary and allowance of the local coaches.
The NFF Secretary General, Muhammad Sanusi said his salary and allowance were being paid by FIFA and that he was not affected in the delay of the payment of salary and allowance of players and workers.
On why the NFF delayed the payment of allowances of Super Falcons, Gusau said part of their allowances has been paid last week.
According to him, the Naira component of their allowances has been paid but the dollar component is yet to be paid. He said it will take a long time to process the dollar component.
Hon. Blessing Onuh who said the investigation will still continue, however called for sincere commitment to the development of Sports in Nigeria.
The Reps member had on Wednesday summoned the NFF President, Gusau to unfailingly appear before the probe panel on Thursday,24th August,2023.
The committee adjourned to Wednesday next week

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