FIFA may pay World Cup prize money directly to players

World football governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, has announced that the prize money for the ongoing 2023 World Cup prize money will be paid directly to the players after the competition.

FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura in a viral video noted that the decision is due to unpaid allowance issues involving the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

The Falcons Head Coach, Randy Waldrum had earlier revealed that some players were owed “per diem and bonuses” from two years ago.

The development caused a stir and almost affected the preparation of the Super Falcon players with most of them insisting on missing the training to protest their unpaid bonuses.

The Secretary-General added that FIFA for the first time would monitor that match bonuses got to 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”, she noted.

Credible News reports that FIFA had announced that every player participating in the World Cup group stage would earn $30,000.

The match bonuses will increase to $60,000 in the second round of the competition.

The Falcons have qualified for the round of 16 after finishing second in group B and every team player will earn at least $60,000 for the feat.

Credible News reports that Nigeria is billed to take on England in the second-round contest on Monday.

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