Super Falcons Players take to the street to protest non-payment of salaries

The players marched to the National Assembly Complex where Buhari is scheduled to present the 2017 budget.

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Super Falcons play Super Falcons take to the streets in protest in Abuja (Twitter/PoojaMedia)
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Wednesday, December 14 took to the streets in Abuja to protest the non-payment of salaries and allowances.

Nigeria’s senior Women’s National team on Saturday, December 3 beat Cameroon to win the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

Super Falcons play After winning the 2016 AWCON, the Super Falcons have been protesting the non-payment of allowances and salaries (Twitter/Nigerian Tribune)

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Since they arrived Nigeria the following day, the players and coaches have been protesting the non-payment of their allowances and salaries.

They have been in a sit-in protest at Agura Hotel Abuja since Monday, December 5.

The players have even seized the AWCON trophy from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) until they are paid their salaries and allowances.

On Wednesday morning, the players marched to the National Assembly Complex where President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to present the 2017 budget.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons protested at the front of National Assembly where President Buhari is to present the 2017 budget (Twitter/Kemi Ariyo)

 

The players also feel that they have been ignored by the presidency since they arrived Abuja.

They arrived the capital city with the hopes that the Buhari would at least host them to a grand reception.

That week, however, Buhari jetted out to Senegal for the 2016 Dakar Forum while the Super Falcons were protesting in Abuja.

Lionesses of Cameroon with Paul and Chantal Biya play Cameroon President Paul Biya and his wife, Chantel hosted the Indomitable Lionesses (Twitter)

 

Sources from the Super Falcons, however, stated that they have received words that the president will host them in January 2017 but no specific data has been chosen.

In a shameful development, the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon who were beaten in the final by the Super Falcons have been hosted by President Paul Biya.

Cameroon President Biya and his wife, Chantel hosted the AWCON vice-champions to a reception on Thursday, 08 December.

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