Super Falcons President Buhari promises to pay players in 2 days

Buhari through his Chief of Staff has promised to pay the Super Falcons in two days.

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Abba Kyari and Super Falcons play Buhari's Chief of Staff Abba Kyari met with the Super Falcons players and promised that they will be paid in two days (Twitter/Aderonke Bello )
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President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has promised to pay the Super Falcons in two days.

The Super Falcons have been protesting the non-payment of their allowances and salaries after winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).

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

 

The players are claiming that each of them is being owed the sum of N12.3m by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

They took to the streets on Wednesday, December 14 to protest and marched to the gate of the National Assembly to wait for President Buhari who was there to present the 2017 budget.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons protesting in front to the National Assembly (Twitter/Aderonke Bello )

 

The strategy worked as Buhari sent his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari to speak the players.

While meeting with the girls, Kyari promised the girls that they would be paid in two days.

"You girls will be paid in two days time," Buhari’s chief of staff told the Super Falcons while accepting a letter from the girls to the President.

The Super Falcons, however, did not meet Buhari who will not be at the National Assembly until 2pm.

Pulse Sports have also learnt that the Super Falcons will also meet with the Senate Committee on Sports at 4pm.

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)

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Nigeria’s senior Women’s National team on Saturday, December 3 beat Cameroon to win the 2016 AWCON.

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 NFF until they are paid their salaries and allowances.

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 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.

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

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

 

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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