Eucharia Uche ruled out the possibility of the Super Falcons and Super Eagles getting equal pay. Instead, she believes that everyone should be paid according to what they deserve.
The former Super Falcon’s coach who led the team to triumph at the 2010 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations added that they are other things to focus on in the female national team than the agitation for equal pay.
According to Saturday PUNCH News, she said;
I don’t think it is possible for the Falcons to earn as much as what the Eagles get now,”Advertisement
During my time as a player for the national team, what we got as match bonuses was what the U-23 men’s team were given. When we complained to the then Secretary-General of the NFF, Alhaji Sani Toro, he made us understand that the Eagles would naturally earn more than the Falcons. Though for me as a person, it’s no problem.
This is my opinion, let everyone get what is due to them, but on a personal note, I don’t think we should be thinking about such things now. We have many other things to think of in the national team.
Her reaction comes after Brazil joined New Zeland, Australia and Norway as the fourth country to pay both their male and female national team’s the same amount.
Brazil made the announcement to start paying both the men and women’s national teams henceforth, equally on Thursday.