Izilien Slams NFF Over Unpaid Salaries

Former Super Falcons coach Godwin Izilien has slammed the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board over the failure to pay his match entitlements and salary arrears totally about $28,750.

Godwin Izilien has been in a 14-year battle to get the money owed him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for leading the Super Falcons to win the 2004 African Women Championship title in South Africa.

According to him, the NFF has failed in its promise to pay him and his coaching crew the aforementioned sum, out of which, $12,000 belongs to him.

Izilien also added that the NFF owe him N4 million and that a promise to pay these sums made by the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, during a reception held for him by the people of South South at the Government House, Benin City, is yet to yield any result.

He made this known in a chat with The Guardian on Thursday.

In his words, Izilien said: “I have left everything for God, and I am hopeful that one day, I will get the money because I worked for it. If Amaju could come to Benin City last year to announce before a large congregation of South South people that he would pay me very soon, I don’t see the reason for the long delay. I see him (Amaju) as a gentleman who should be trusted for his words. But one full year has passed, and Only God knows why he has refused to reach out to me.”