Since the formation of the Super Falcons in 1991, women’s football has been treated as an unwanted appendage to the more marketable male football notwithstanding the stellar record of the Super Falcons in international football.
Consequently, the Super Falcons have consistently earned significantly less than the Super Eagles.
But the Super Falcons are leading the campaign to see them earn equal pay with their male counterparts.
“I think we deserve equal pay,” Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie said at Ladies in Sports conference last Friday. “We are the most successful female team in Africa. We have done the nation proud. I believe we will get there, one step at a time.”
64% of the respondents to a poll conducted by The Guardian agree that the Super Falcons should be paid the same money as the Super Eagles. Read more