Nigeria’s female football national team, Super Falcons, which did the nation proud at the recently concluded African Women Championship in Cameroon by winning the tournament for a record eight time is being stiffed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the federal government which have failed to pay them for their services.
On Wednesday morning, the players protested at the national assembly over the non-payment of their allowances by the NFF.
Last week, Nigerians were shocked when the sports minister, Solomon Dalung, said in an interview that they were not expecting the Super Falcons to win the tournament. Dalung was criticised for the statement considering that the team has won the trophy more times than any other team on the continent.
He later said his comment was quoted out of context but did not properly explain what he meant.
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