Super Falcons Players continue sit-in protest at Abuja hotel

The Super Falcons do not trust the NFF and have insisted that they will not leave the hotel unless they get their entitlements.

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria are continuing with their sit-in protest at the Agura Hotel Abuja over their unpaid allowances and bonuses for winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) title.

The Super Falcons on Saturday, December 3 beat host Cameroon to win Nigeria’s eighth AWCON title.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons beat Cameroon to win 2016 AWCON (CAF)

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Since arriving Nigeria on Sunday, December 4, the players have been in a sit-protest at the Agura Hotel.

The players have insisted that they will not leave the hotel until the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) pay their allowances and bonuses.

According to the players, each member of the Super Falcons is being owed the sum of N12.3M ($25,650).

Pulse Sports visited the Agura Hotel but the players declined comments on the protest over the non-payment of the allowances.

"Call my coach or the media officer. I don't know their names, just call them or talk to the receptionist," a member of the team said while walking away hurriedly.

  play The Super Falcons have been protesting since they arrived from AWCON

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The Secretary General of the Dr Mohammed Sanusi held a meeting with the players on Monday, December 12 where he promised them that the money would be paid.

The Super Falcons, however, do not trust the NFF and have insisted that they will not leave the hotel unless they get their entitlements.

“The players don’t trust the NFF again; they were promised they would be paid before the AWCON, the NFF didn’t pay them, now all they want is their money,” a source told Pulse Sports.

This is not the first time the Super Falcons are having a sit-in protest over their unpaid bonuses and allowances.

Shortly after winning the 2004 AWCON in South Africa, the Super Falcons refused to leave their hotel, protesting their unpaid allowances and bonuses from the tournament.

They got their money after staying five days at the hotel.

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