The Nigerian Football Association has paid the Super Falcons a paltry amount of N100,000 for successfully retaining their continental crown in Cameroon.
The Florence Omagbemi’s women were given hundred thousand naira [about $200] of the $16,500 accumulated bonuses from winning the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Nigerian women defeated the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon to clinch a record 8th African Women Cup of Nations, AWCON, title and since then, the players have embarked on a sit-in protests to get their allowances and bonuses
A source from the Glass House, however, claimed the 100,000 naira was meant for transportation with a promise to offset their outstanding debts in few days to avert further national embarrassment.
However, the ladies have maintained their stand not to vacate the Agura Hotel until they get all their entitlements.
One of the payers told Goal on anonymity, “We got 100,000 naira but we were told it is part of our money. So, we are still here until we hear from the sports minister.”
Meanwhile, Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, has denied a statement he made that the federal government and NFF never knew Super Falcons of Nigeria could win the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.