By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
The Nigeria Football Federation has paid all outstanding salaries and allowances due to Super Falcons coach Edwin Okon and his assistants for the services they rendered in 2014.
Official sources told Complete Sports that N20 million has been paid to the coach and his three assistants being their salaries from April 2014, when they assumed duties with Super Falcons, to December 2014.
A breakdown of the salaries revealed that Okon was paid N8 million at N1 million monthly while his three assistants were paid N4 million each at the rate of N500,000 per month for each of them. The coaches who led Super Falcons to win the African Women’s Championship in Namibia have previously claimed they were owed two years salaries right from their days as chief coach of the Under -20 team but the NFF cleared that by telling them that their contract ended with the Falconets participation at the World Cup.
“We have paid the coaches all their salaries,” Dr Ikpeme the deputy General Secretary began.”The NFF is not owing the Falcon coaches any money now. They have received every kobo owed them for the period they served.”
He explained that they were paid for eight months being the period they worked as Super Falcons coaches stressing that all that talk about not being paid for two years is not true.
Asked when the coaches will formally be given contracts, Dr Ikpeme said that everything has been worked out for the technical committee to study and pass on to the executive committee for approval.