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Super Falcons Protest against Non-Payment of Allowances & Bonuses

BellaNaija.com

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super-falcons-protest2Nigeria’s Super Falcons, winners of the 10th African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) are currently protesting at the National Assembly, against their ill-treatment by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Federal Government.

The athletes, who won the competition for the 8th time, had already said that they will hold on to the trophy until they get their allowances and bonuses.

Some of the players had claimed that the debt (allowances and match bonuses) the NFF owed each of them (23 players) excluding the officials, since the team started camping for the tournament amounted to $25,000 (about N11.25 million for each player).

The team beat hosts Cameroon in the final game of the 10th AWCON competition which took place at Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé.

See photos below:

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Photo Credit: Twitter – @sumner_sambo

13 Comments

  1. Ada

    December 14, 2016 at 10:15 am

    This is pathetic. NFF won’t try this with the male team.

  2. kay

    December 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

    This is a national embarrassment!!!

  3. xplorenollywood.com

    December 14, 2016 at 10:21 am

    True but they almost tried during the Olympics! Nff, sports minister, National assembly can we just be accountable to people for once!!! Smh. On the flip side, BN correct your headline “Super” isn’t spelt properly.

  4. keke driver

    December 14, 2016 at 10:21 am

    But this is really terrible o, you see why people leave this country to serve else where? They just NEVER appreciate you…The best Doctors and best everything have all left because of a system that NEVER works.

  5. bree

    December 14, 2016 at 10:28 am

    is this not the world famous gate that was jumped by those Pot belly daddies?

    • Marlvina

      December 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      ?? If the pot-belly daddies cld fly the gate, then this athletic young ladies can do even better right? Lol!

  6. Suga

    December 14, 2016 at 10:47 am

    This matter again even after they involved Aisha Buhari. Shame on the Nigeria federal government!

  7. Dr. N

    December 14, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I hope the money was not frozen in MMM???
    Pay them their due, pls!

  8. Mannie

    December 14, 2016 at 11:33 am

    It’s sad to hear this. What’s the point of paying taxes and for representing your country if its leaders cannot use such taxes to reward people for their job (especially when done very well).

    On a different note, our first bobsleigh team is looking for funds to be able to partake in the 2016 Winter Olympics. If anyone’s interested in making a donation, here’s their gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/nigeria-womens-bobsled-team?brandedshare=1&d=130558152

    If our government don’t want us to prosper as a nation, we have to take the initiative to ensure our nation prospers with- or without government support :(.

  9. nene

    December 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    nigeria! na wa!

  10. Yolanda

    December 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    OMG Nigeria!!! What an embarrassment?? After everything these girls did??

  11. esther

    December 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    NFF pls pay them ooo haba! These are our girls who bring pride to this country through their hard work and dedication.

    • jayjay

      December 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Woman if you can write so well that means you should be able to do something abt your condition…..start somewhere even if it’s a thousand Naira…a lot of Nigerians are facing hardship and u don’t see them ranting on every blog post. Bella naija pls stop posting all this unnecessary comments. Scammer be contented wit what u hv gotten and stop pretending to be in need …she will still go round blog lettering the comment section.

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