Players of the victorious Super Falcons have received a N3.6 million ($10,000) promise made to them by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick if they lift the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

Nigeria beat South Africa in a penalty shootout in the final to lift the trophy for the 9th time on December 1.

On return to Nigeria the next day, they were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on arrival by the Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Alhaji Abba Kyari and the General Secretary of NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

Camped in an Abuja hotel for about two weeks, the players have now been released after receiving their promises, bonuses and allowance. They await word on the planned reception by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

Speaking after the camp was declared closed, both captains, Rita Chikwelu and Onome Ebi appreciated the NFF for taking care of their welfare and fulfilling all financial obligations.

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Chikwelu said: "I want to use this opportunity to thank the Nigeria Football Federation for their support throughout our preparation and participation at the Women AFCON. They were there all through the pre-tournament camping programmes in Epe and Abidjan and all through the competition in Ghana and since we returned to Nigeria. 

“We also want to appreciate the NFF for fulfilling their promises, paying all our bonuses and allowances and doubling our match bonus for the final. I want to say a very big thank you to the NFF President, the Board and the Management, and we pray that God will bless them and all Nigerians for their support."

Ebi, on her part, said: "I just want to say a very big thank you to the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the Board members and the Management and Staff for fulfilling their promises and paying all our bonuses, including the special winning bonus that the President promised us for the Final match. All have been paid. I also want to thank Nigerians for their love and support".

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