The issue of non-payment of allowances and bonus to the super falcons has been blamed on the biting economic situation in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated clearly that economic hardship is responsible lack of money to pay the players.
The Senate on Wednesday, December 7, ordered its committee on sports to investigate the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and Nigeria Football Federation over non-payment of stranded super falcons’ allowances and match bonuses.
According to report, the probe is to be extended to non-payment of super eagles’ allowances and other national teams.
Meanwhile, the super falcons have insisted that they have seized the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) which they won after beating hosts Cameroon on Saturday, December 3, until the authorities concerned offset their match bonuses and allowances.
It was gathered that Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF general secretary, had earlier visited the team and also begged the players to be patient.
Sanusi attempted to give them N50000 each as transport fare but the players rejected.