Barcelona and Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has added the Pichichi award to her long list of personal honours. (Photo: BBC)
‘The money boost would motivate the players to put in their best in the tournament’
By Valentine Amanze
Barcelona and Nigeria striker, Asisat Oshoala, has expressed happiness over the latest FIFA financial boost for Women’s World Cup.
Oshoala, who spoke to BBC, assured that the money boost would motivate the players to put in their best in the tournament.
With the new motivation by the world football body, each player will take home at least $30,000 from the tournament, with all 23 members of the winning team guaranteed $270,000 as part of a $110 million total prize pool.
Oshoala, a five-time African Footballer of the Year, said that the funds going straight to players rather than federations was a major step forward.
She told BBC: “I’m happy things are beginning to change and players don’t have to be dependent on their federations for income from World Cup appearances alone.
“It really is interesting to see such development because it will serve as a motivation to the players.”
Reigning African champions South Africa are joined by Nigeria, who have been ever-presents at the event, plus Morocco and Zambia at this year’s tournament co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. firstname.lastname@example.org