Contrary to widespread reports that Super Eagles star midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has given the players of the victorious Super Falcons players 1 million naira, Owngoalnigeria.com understands that he actually gave more than what has been reported.
Sources close to the player revealed that he gave the team, the sum of 1.5m naira, and has also gone a step further in speaking to some big wigs in the Nigeria Football Federation and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to bring to an end the non payment of the bonuses of the team.
The Falcons conquered Africa to win the Africa Women Championship in Cameroon for the 8th time by defeating the host 1-0 in the final, but they achieved the record feat without receiving any of the match bonus due to them.
Since winning the tournament they have been involved in a spat with the NFF and the Ministry of Sports over their unpaid wages, and events took a different turn when the ladies staged a protest march to the Nigeria house of assembly.
A directive to pay them their outstanding allowances in 48 hours was issued by the Presidency but recent reports indicate that, the ladies won’t be getting their pay today which happens to be the deadline.