Falconets "There was no protest, my girls are sleeping," Coach says

Speaking to Pulse Sports on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Dedevbo described the report as disturbing and false.

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Peter Dedevbo, coach of Nigeria's Women U-20 team, the Falconets has denied media reports that members of his team were protesting the non-payment of the allowances.

Speaking to Pulse Sports on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Dedevbo described the report as disturbing and false.

Serob Legacy Hotels play The Falconets stayed at the Serob Legacy Hotels after returning from the World Cup (Pulse)

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"You are talking to me from my camp right now, do you see anyone protesting? Do you notice anything like that? I said all my girls are sleeping and they will soon be up for lunch,” Dedevbo said at the Serob Legacy Hotels, Abuja where the Falconets stayed after returning from Papua New Guinea

"We are just waiting for our stipends to be paid so we can go back home this evening. We are waiting for what is due to us. That is what we are waiting for.

The Falconets crashed out of the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea as they finished third in Group B on goal difference.

Falconets play The Falconets crashed out of the World Cup on goal difference (Getty Images )

 

The goal deficient came in their opening Group game against Japan where the lost 6-0 and coach Dedevbo blamed that defeat to the long trip from Nigeria to Papua New Guinea just before the game.

"From Nigeria to Papua New Guinea is 22 hours and when you travel that far, you need at least one week to rest and we didn't have that time,” he added.

The 22 hours journey to Papua Guinea was our only challenge which was what affected our outing."