Super Falcons NFF president, Amaju Pinnick abandons players in Abuja, jets to London

A player anonymously claimed that each member of the Super Falcons squad is being owed N11.3m ($23,650).

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has abandoned the Super Falcons in Abuja for a trip to London.

The Super Falcons are still on a sit-in protest at the Agura Hotel, Abuja over their unpaid allowances and bonuses from the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations which they won.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons are having a sit-in protest at a hotel in Abuja over unpaid allowances and bonuses (Pulse)

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Amidst the protest, the NFF president, Pinnick and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung have flown to London where they are expected to sign a new kit deal with Nike.

The Super Falcons players have insisted that they will not leave the hotel until they are paid their bonuses and allowances.

Solomon Dalung with Super Falcons players play Sports Minister Solomon Dalung (pictured here with the Super Falcons) has also traveled to London with Pinnick (Pulse)

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A player anonymously claimed that each member of the Super Falcons squad is being owed N11.3m ($23,650).

Some of the players also claimed that the NFF president snubbed them in Cameroon.

Pinnick was at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to receive the Super Falcons when they arrived from Cameroon on Sunday, December 4.

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick play Pinnick tells Pulse Sports that the NFF are trying all they can to pay the Super Falcons (Pulse)

 

At a reception afterwards the NFF boss told Pulse Sports that the federation is trying all they can to pay the Super Falcons.

You know the situation in the country right now, things are hard and all the sectors have been badly affected, including sports,” Pinnick told Pulse Sports.

We understand what the players have gone through, we are trying our best.”

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