Nigeria women’s football coach hasn’t been paid for eight months

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With the African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon due to kick-off in less than one month, it has emerged that Nigeria’s coach Florence Omagbemi has not been paid by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for months.

Omagbemi, a former player herself, has now gone eight months without pay.

The NFF has however said the situation will be resolved before the Super Falcons fly out to Cameroon to defend their African title.

The continental showpiece takes place from 19 November to 3 December with Nigeria in Group B alongside Mali, Ghana and Kenya.

“It’s been a challenging year for the federation financially but we’re working hard to resolve this before the team depart for Cameroon,” BBC reports NFF official Chris Green to say.

The NFF, which appoints and pays national coaches, has also not paid outstanding bonuses to players as well as camp allowances.

“I’m working round the clock to ensure the coaches and players are paid what they are owed,” said Green.

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