By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
It’s a norm for football clubs to be compensated by Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) whenever their players feature at the senior FIFA World Cup. This scenario is common for the men national football teams and the women football clubs will start enjoying this benefits.
World football –governing body, FIFA pays an amount to clubs whose players are enlisted in the final squad of participating nations at both the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup finals. That of the FIFA Women’s World Cup only started last year (2019) – the eighth edition of the competition.
The compensation payment wasn’t wide-ranging, with all the clubs that the players had featured since the age of 12 benefitting. The windfall was huge for Nigeria women football clubs as all the 23 players on Nigeria’s final roster had either featured for clubs in the country before going abroad or are still on home team rosters.
Here’s the breakdown of the monies paid to the clubs concerned..
Abia Angels ($1,723.63)
Bayelsa Queens ($27,103.21)
C&C Sports Club ($861.82)
Clever Stars FC, Lagos ($2,585.45)
Coal City Babes ($10,341.78)
Delta Queens ($15,081.77)
Delta Youth Sports Academy ($3,447.26)
FC Robo Queens, Lagos ($25,810.49)
Ibom Angels ($1,292.72)
Invincible Angels FC ($7,756.34)
Iwundu Academy FC ($2585.45)
Living Boot Academy ($1,723.63)
Nasarawa Amazons FC ($27,534.12)
Novia Queens FC ($3,447.26)
Omidiran Babes FC ($2,585.45)
Pelican Stars FC ($4,309.08)
Remo United Queens FC ($1,723.63)
Rivers Angels FC ($45,500.34)
Sao Paulo Queens ($6,032.71)
YSFON Queens ($2,585.45)
This is a huge development as club management and coaches often clamour for this. Recently, FC Robo Queens coach, Emmanuel Osahon said that this development will help the clubs in nurturing and discovering new talents for the national teams as well as take care of other aspects of players needs in terms of skill acquisitions and education.
It is hoped that the clubs will put the money into good use so as to make the women league and women football in Nigeria better off as women football league clocks 3 decade in Nigeria.
SUPER FALCONS NIGERIA WOMEN PREMIER LEAGUE (NWPL) TEAM LIST TO FRANCE 2019 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
Goal keepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels), Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels), Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa Queens)
Defender: Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo Queens)
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons), Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels)
Forward: Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels)
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