Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Falcons to storm Presidential villa

The aggrieve Super Falcons has decided to move to Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday to protest to the default of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) against the non-payment of their entitlements.

The current African champions, are owed bonuses and other allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation,  have  been  protesting  since they won the  African Women’s Cup of Nations  in Cameroon.

According to  a statement by one of the organisers of the planned protest, Aderonke Bello-Ogunleye, obtained by AfricanFootball.com,  the team are ready to carry placards and proceed on a peaceful protest to the State House, where the Federal Executive Council meeting will take place today.

“This is unfortunately a regular occurrence to female football in Nigeria, we treat our victorious girls with disdain and total disrespect as all the time,” said Aderonke.

“It is inconceivable that the NFF/Federal Government are unwilling to pay the players their dues after winning the trophy. This has to stop and the girls must be paid their dues.

“We are going to protest the unfair treatment meted out to these champions who have won the tournament eight  times, making them the most successful football team in Nigeria, and we hope the federal government will listen to their plea.”

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