Weeks after winning the Women’s African Cup of Nations, Nigeria super falcons are still being owed their match bonuses and allowances.
The players were meant to receive the monies before the end of the tournament but are yet to be paid.
They launched a sit-in protest at an Abuja hotel but the NFF insisted that they could not be paid because of the economic downturn. Nigeria’s minister of Sports went as far as saying the Super Falcons were not even expected to win the tournament.
The Falcons have now taken their protest to the premises of Nigeria’s National Assembly. Despite the economic downturn, Nigerian lawmakers remain one of the world’s most expensive legislature, with bogus allowances running into millions of Naira.