Thu. Aug 6th, 2020

20 Nigerian Women’s Clubs Receive $194,030 FIFA Fund

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20 Nigerian Women’s Football League clubs will benefit from FIFA’s solidarity funds. The fund is meant for teams who helped develop players that represented their countries at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. According to a statement from FIFA, the sum of $194,030 will be shared among the 20 Nigerian teams are eligible.

Rivers Angels, FC Robo, Bayelsa Queens, and Nassarawa Amazons will receive payments for releasing players for the tournament, while 17 other clubs will be paid for their role in training and developing players who featured for the Super Falcons at last year’s tournament in France.

“The payments reward clubs for providing players with a professional football pathway, while encouraging and incentivizing football clubs to continue developing talent in the women’s game,” FIFA said in a statement.

“The money is paid out with the intention of enabling beneficiary clubs to create a high-performance environment for the best players in the world and to invest in developing women’s football at the grassroots level.”

“By providing opportunities for talented players to pursue their careers and to further professionalize women’s football, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Club Solidarity Fund should ensure that the phenomenal success of France 2019 is by no means a one-off.”

Rivers Angels top the list of clubs with the highest earnings at $45,500, while Nassarawa Amazons and FC Robo Queens will receive $27,530 and $27,100 respectively. Delta Queens are entitled to $15,080 just as Coal City Babes and Invincible Angels will get $10,340 and $7,760.

Other clubs expected to receive FIFA’s solidarity fund are Sao Paulo Queens ($6,030), Pelican Stars ($4,310), Novia Queens ($3,450), Delta Youth Sports Academy ($3,450), Omidiran Babes ($2,590), Iwundu Academy ($2,590), YSFON Queens ($2,590), Clever Stars ($2,590), Abia Angels ($1,720), Remo United Queens ($1,720), Living Boot Academy ($1,720), Ibom Angels ($1,290) and C&C Sports Club ($860).

Ayooluwa Joshua

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