Fifa Makes Money Rain For Nigeria's Women's Premier League Clubs, 20 Teams To Share Almost $195K
Women's Football in Nigeria has just got a huge boost. It comes in the form of an infusion of cash totalling $194,031.57 which at today's conversion rate comes to about N70.5m.
The money is the first-ever windfall from the world governing body and as a result of the Fifa Women's World Cup France 2019 Club Benefits programme
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The amounts will, therefore, be split between the clubs with which the players representing the participating member associations at the final tournament are currently registered and the clubs that have trained these players between the ages of 12 to 22.
Seven of 23 Nigeria players in France were from Nigeria's Women's Premier League clubs, with Tochukwu Oluehi and Chiamaka Nnadozie, Evelyn Nwabuoku and Alice Ogebe all from Rivers Angels.
While Chidinma Okeke came from FC Robo, Alaba Jonathan from Bayelsa Queens and Amarachi Okoronkwo from Nasarawa Amazons.
In the breakdown, Rivers Angels will receive $45,500 - the largest amount under the allocation, followed by Nasarawa Amazons with $27,534, Bayelsa Queen's third with $27,103 and FC Robo Queens fourth with $25,810.
Here is the total breakdown in alphabetical order:
1. Abia Angels ($1,723.63)
2. Bayelsa Queens ($27,103.21)
3. C&C Sports Club ($861.82)
4. Clever Stars FC, Lagos ($2,585.45)
5. Coal City Babes ($10,341.78)
6. Delta Queens ($15,081.77)
7. Delta Youth Sports Academy ($3,447.26)
8. FC Robo Queens, Lagos ($25,810.49)
9. Ibom Angels ($1,292.72)
10. Invincible Angels FC ($7,756.34)
11. Iwundu Academy FC ($2585.45)
12. Living Boot Academy ($1,723.63)
13. Nasarawa Amazons FC ($27,534.12)
14. Novia Queens FC ($3,447.26)
15. Omidiran Babes FC ($2,585.45)
16. Pelican Stars FC ($4,309.08)
17. Remo United Queens FC ($1,723.63)
18. Rivers Angels FC ($45,500.34)
19. Sao Paulo Queens ($6,032.71)
20. YSFON Queens ($2,585.45)
While some have already received their allocations, the relevant payments for others are currently being processed by the Nigeria Football Federation.
The Super Falcons reached the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 20 years at the showpiece event in France under the tutelage of Thomas Dennerby after their last progression in 1999.