The world football governing body, FIFA, has announced its plan to pay the prize money for the ongoing Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand directly into the players’ accounts.
The policy change comes in response to unpaid allowance issues involving Nigeria’s Super Falcons.
FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura confirmed the news in a viral video on social media, saying that FIFA, for the first time, will monitor that match bonuses get to the players directly. Samoura acknowledged that “things have been tough” for the Falcons and added that this new policy will ensure that players receive their fair share of earnings.
This means that the $30,000 earned by the Super Falcons in the group stage and any additional earnings will be paid directly to each player’s bank account. This is a significant step towards ensuring fair treatment of players and addressing issues of unpaid allowances.
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