- The Super Falcons say the NFF cannot ban them for protesting
- Falcons promise to spend Christmas protesting their unpaid bonuses
- Players have already been paid some money but its a low fee
Nigeria's Super Falcons have promised to spend Christmas protesting their unpaid bonuses a week after winning the African Women Cup of Nations in Yaounde, Cameroon.
According to the Vanguard, players are still holed up in Abuja protesting the non payment of their allowances.
A key player said their protest wasn't only for the Falcons but for all national teams being owed allowances.
“We are going to be here a long time. If they want us to leave they must have to settle all our outstanding allowances,” the player said.
“It is about time we put things right, enough of all these messing around by the NFF,” she added.
Reacting to reports that the players could be banned from the national team for their protests, the player said: “No! We are not afraid of being banned as long as we know that what we are asking for is rightly what is due to us.”
It has however been discovered that NFF officials believe the girls will back track in their protests.
The players have been paid N600,000 (about $1600 official rate) each which is a far cry from the $23,000 owed the players.