FIFA set to reward Barcelona for allowing Oshoala participate in the 2019 Women’s World Cup


The Women’s World Cup Club Benefits Programme was launched in 2019, allowing clubs benefit from releasing their players for FIFA organized competitions.

African Best Women Player of the year, Assisat Oshoala is the latest beneficiary of this scheme, and FIFA will pay compensation to Barcelona for releasing the player for the World Cup.

An amount of US$8.48 million will be paid in rewards to clubs in this regard, while the releasing club will be paid 50 percent of the money distributed based on the number of days a player participated in the tournament.


The remaining 50 percent goes to the clubs the player represented from the ages of 12-22 years.