Super Falcons Players finally release AWCON trophy

NFF Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusi received the trophy on Thursday, December 22

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria have finally released the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) trophy.

The players seized the trophy in protest for the non-payment of their salaries and bonuses after winning the 2016 AWCON in Cameroon.

The players launched a nine-day sit-in protest at the Agura Hotel in Abuja before taking to the streets.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons had a nine-day sit-in protest over unpaid salaries (Pulse)

 

The AWCON trophy has however been released to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by the players after they were each paid N11.5m ($23,650).

NFF Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusi received the trophy on Thursday, December 22.

Super Falcons play After the street protest, the Super Falcons have been paid (Twitter/Sumner Shagari Sambo )

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Sanusi said the trophy would be handed the trophy to the appropriate authority and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for releasing funds to pay the team.

The Super Falcons on Saturday, December 3 beat Cameroon 1-0 in the final to win the 2016 AWCON title, their eight in total.

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