The Super Falcons of Nigeria have refused to leave their hotel rooms in France until they are paid their outstanding bonuses.
Nigeria lost 0-3 to Germany in their round of 16 game on Saturday at the 2019 World Cup in France.
However, the players have said they are being owed bonuses from two games, against Gambia and Senegal as far back as two years ago.
They said that the money for those two games is two million naira and that only half of that has been paid to them.
Equally, the multiple-time African champions noted that they have not been paid five days daily allowance at the 2019 World Cup.
According to one of the players who spoke with ESPN, “They paid us 1 million [naira] and said that is all. We want them to pay the balance.
She added that “Part of that money is from two years ago, the other is from three years ago. And they are also owing us five days’ daily allowance here in France.
“Before the World Cup, we asked them for a meeting so that we could discuss our World Cup bonuses; like they did with the men’s team last year. They ignored the letter and nobody said anything about it until now.”
The organisers of the competition, FIFA, according to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, will not release the World Cup participation fee until September.
Pinnick also noted that the football body has paid the players all bonuses and allowances.
“We have paid them everything they are being owed,” he said.
“The only thing outstanding is the participation fee from FIFA, which is not expected to come until after the tournament.
“But they insist that they want to get paid, as they have spoken to players from Cameroon and France, who told them they have already been paid.”
In 2016 after winning the African Women’s Cup of Nation, the Falcons staged a demonstration on the streets of Abuja over a non-payment of allowances.