Ex-Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie, has lent her support to players of the Nigeria Women’s Professional Football League, saying clubs should pay women players’ salaries for services rendered.
Oparanozie has never hidden her desire for better working conditions for the women footballers, and had previously canvassed for equal pay for both genders of footballers.
Earlier on Friday, head of the NWPFL, Aisha Falode, called on state governors to ensure payment of the players, saying failure to do so would expose them (players) to various risks.
“For young girls to be exposed to this condition of not being paid for the job they’ve done, you are opening them to some vices that we do not want to contemplate,” Falode said on Channels TV.
Reacting to the plea by Falode, the 26-year-old, who recently parted ways with French club Guingamp after six years, said it was mandatory for every player to be paid.
“This is all shades of wrong,” Oparanozie wrote on her Twitter handle.
“I am all against non-payment of players, not just players but across all works of life. This is an appeal to all government and private organisations to please do the needful. It’s called payment of service rendered, and should be mandatory.”