NFF not buoyant to pay Super Falcons – NFF officials

TVC E. After winning the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations Championship where they defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the final, the Super Falcons are yet to recieve payment.

The Senate on Wednesday, December 7, ordered its committee on sports to investigate the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and Nigeria Football Federation over non-payment of stranded super falcons’ allowances and match bonuses.

According to report, the probe is to be extended to non-payment of super eagles’ allowances and other national teams.

Meanwhile, the super falcons have insisted that they have seized the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) which they won after beating hosts Cameroon on Saturday, December 3, until the authorities concerned offset their match bonuses and allowances.

It was gathered that Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF general secretary, had earlier visited the team and also begged the players to be patient.

Sanusi attempted to give them N50,000 each as transport fare but the players rejected.

Since their return from Cameroon, the Super Falcons have protested against their unpaid wages and entitlements prior and before the competition, and the NFF officials have explained that they are not buoyant enough to pay them.

The Super Falcons have now vowed that they will not leave the Agura hotel in Abuja until the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) pay them all their entitlements.

“We are not going to leave this hotel until the NFF and the Sports ministry pay us all our money,” an angry Super Falcons player said.


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