Protesting players of the victorious Super Falcons are refusing to back down from their standoff with Nigerian Sports Authorities and are insisting on being paid their bonuses and allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation despite the intervention of the Sports Minister
The Super Falcons who won back to back African Womens Cup of Nations have been protesting against the non-payment of their entitlements after their feat in Cameroon and have refused to leave the Agura Hotel, Abuja, where they were lodged since returning from the competition.
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung was at the Agura hotel alongside officials of the ministry and the NFF to visit the players on Thursday and to plead with them but were unsuccessful with the girls maintaining their stance for complete payments of their entitlements reported to be about $25,000 before their protest can be called off
The Minister had promised the Falcons that the process to sort out their money was in process, and would be sorted out eventually saying there are procedures for getting such monies from the Federal Government and It did not operate like an ATM that you will just go to and bring out cash.
All the pleas and promises however has failed to move the players who are deeply upset at the treatment met out to them, the perceived insensitivity to their plight as bread winners for their families and lack confidence in the authorities to fulfill their promises reiterating that they would not budge until they get credit alerts confirming payments