NFF To Pay wages owned to former super falcons coach
The NFF has finally agreed to pay outstanding wages of former coach of the Super Falcons, Godwin Izilien after 13 years.
The coach led the super falcons to win the 2004 African Women Championship in South Africa and there has seems to be some battles with the NFF over its refusal to pay his match entitlements, and salary arrears of the rest of his coaching crew since then.
The money which ran into $28,750, out of which, $12,000 belongs to Izilien which is aside the sum of N4 million owned the coach.
Meanwhile things didn’t look ready to go in Godwin Izilien way as a few days ago, when the NFF began the process of clearing wages owed to national team coaches, Izilien’s name was not listed, as his files could not be traced according to the chairman of NFF Technical Committee, Chris Green.
However, President of NFF Amaju Pinnick confirmed the wage of the former super falcons coach will be cleared, this was said at a reception held by the people of South South for the Pinnick inside the Festival hall of the Government House, Benin City on Friday.
And this brought smile unto Coach Izilien’s face, who was full of appreciation to the NFF boss, saying : “I was so excited when Amaju (Pinnick) announced that he would make sure I get my money very soon.
It is the normal thing to do, but all past administrations of the NFF had ignored me since 2004. I will be very grateful to this present NFF board if I get the money.” He concluded.