Former Super Falcons coach cries for help over unpaid salaries

Speaking in an interview, Izilien revealed that he and his coaching crew were still being owed salary arrears of over $28, 750

Godwin Izilien

One time coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria Godwin Izilien has raised an alarm over unpaid salaries owed to him and his back-room staff.

The Edo-State born coach led the Nigeria Women’s National Team to the victory at the 2004 African Women Championship in South Africa.

Speaking in an interview, Izilien revealed that he and his coaching crew are still being owed salary arrears of over $28, 750.

He revealed that he has written several letters to the concerned authorities which have not ignored so far.

“I am suffering after being neglected by the football authority,” he told the (NAN).

“To think that I agreed to handle all female national teams at a time of crisis without asking for extra remuneration, and to be treated in this manner is not encouraging for the growth of the game.

“I did it out of patriotism, but all I am asking for is I and my crew members’ entitlements from the 2004 AWC in South Africa amounting to $28,750.

“We were promised payments on arrival in Nigeria after the championship but till date nobody has said anything about that money.’’

He revealed that his players were only paid after the stayed back in South Africa out of protest.

“It is only fair that government should have appreciated our efforts. I am only using this medium to appeal to the President to include us in his package of rewarding excellence and fulfilling Federal Government’s promise to my crew,’’ the coach pleaded.


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