- Amaju Pinnick has stated categorically that players and coaches of the Super Falcons will be banned
- The NFF president vowed that Fransica Ordega will never play for the country again
- The Super Falcons are protesting non-payment of allowances by the football body
There are reports that members of the Super Falcons that won the just concluded African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroon could be banned by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
According to the Nation newspapers, the players stand-off over unpaid entitlements could lead them to lose their jobs along with their coaches.
Striker Francisca Ordega has been particularly fingered when she lamented that she regrets playing for the country.
It was alleged that the NFF president Amaju Pinnick later lambasted the player.
“I can categorically state here that the name Ordega will never be heard or seen in a Super Falcons team list again. This I was told by another top official of the football house,” a source informed.
“No less than 10 of these players could be banned for life for ridiculing their fatherland before the international media and henceforth, the NFF may draw up a code of conduct to guide against future occurrences.”
“The coaches and officials are not left out as they could lose their jobs for not standing firm in support of the federation when it matters most.”
The Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has however assured that the players will be paid their outstanding allowances, although he did not mention the specific payment date.
The Super Falcons are still in a hotel in Abuja and have vowed not to leave until they get paid.