World soccer gamers’ union FIFPRO posted video footage showing to indicate workforce coaching on the street earlier than an Underneath-20 World Cup qualifier.
“Participant welfare is a high precedence for FIFA and we’ve taken rapid steps with authorities within the nation, together with FECOFA [the Congolese Federation of Football Association], to ensure the security and welfare of all gamers concerned,” stated FIFA in a press release despatched to CNN.
The video that FIFPRO posted then exhibits the ladies sleeping outdoors of their tracksuits. FIFPRO says they had been kicked out of their resort on October 12, which the gamers’ union stated the Congolese FA did not pay for.
“That is unacceptable,” FIFPRO wrote on the finish of the video, which it stated in a press release was taken by a member of the general public.
The remedy of ladies footballers in Africa, notably round funds, has lengthy been a problem on the continent.
The Congolese FA (FECOFA) didn’t reply to a number of requests for remark by CNN over the previous few days. CNN couldn’t confirm the contents of the video.
“The Congolese participant union is in touch with the gamers. They’re okay and now again at their properties, if upset about their appalling remedy by the nationwide federation,” FIFPRO stated in a press release to CNN.
“The union has additionally written a proper letter of criticism about their remedy to the Congolese FA,” the assertion stated.
Requested for remark, the continent’s governing physique — the Confederation of African Soccer — directed CNN to FECOFA and soccer’s world governing physique FIFA.
The ladies’s Underneath-20 World Cup is because of happen in Costa Rica subsequent 12 months after being postponed since 2020.