Victorious Nigerian women’s football team the Super Falcons on Wednesday held a peaceful protest outside the parliament in Abuja over their still unpaid match bonuses.
The Super Falcons clinched their eighth women’s Africa Cup of Nations title with a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon on 3 December but were denied their match Bonuses by the NFF on grounds that the nation was broke leading to a standoff between both parties with the girls embarking on a sit-in protest at their hotel since they won the 9th edition of the African Women tournament in Cameroon to press for unpaid entitlements
The African champions then marched to President Buhari’s villa, where an aide said they would be paid in two days as the march coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival at the National Assembly to present next year’s budget.
The Presidents Chief of Staff Malam Abba Kyari told protesting members of the Falcons that the government was aware of their situation and that the issue would be resolved within two days.
Several ex footballers and sports personalities continue to condemm the NFFs treatment of the girls who have decided to return to their hotels and continue their sit in protest until they are paid