JUST IN: Super Falcons Refuse To Release AWCON Trophy To NFF. Find Out Why


Due to the inability of the Nigerian football federation (NFF) to pay the allowances of the Victorious Super Falcons at the just concluded African Women’s Nations Cup in Cameroon, the team has seized the trophy won pending the time they would be paid.

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The NFF had promised to pay the players and the officials on Monday, December 5 when they returned to the country the previous day but officials of the soccer federation did not even show up at the Agora Hotel, Abuja where they lodged the team on the said day let alone give them money.

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New Telegraph learnt on Tuesday that things almost got out of hand when the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, eventually visited the team and told them that there was no money to pay.

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Sources at the meeting said the meeting almost ended in fiasco as the players vowed to remain at the hotel until their money is paid.

They even grabbed the trophy they won and vowed not to release it until they are paid. “Pinnick was trying to pacify the players to exercise patience that they will be paid soon, but they asked him to be specific and the manner those of them asked the question got the NFF boss angry,” a source claimed.

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“The NFF boss was not happy with the way the stars were handling the issue and made some statements that also infuriated the players. I won’t tell you what Pinnick said because it is better you people don’t write those things.”

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Dr. Mohammed Sanusi who is the NFF General Secretary had earlier visited the team and also begged the players to be patient.

He attempted to give them N50,000 each as transport fare which they rejected. One of the players, who did not want her name in print, said they would stay until concrete arrangement is reached on the payment.


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