Super Falcons Senate calls on NFF to pay players, coaches after AWCON win

Nigeria’s Upper House of National Assembly in a sitting on Wednesday, December 7 deliberated on the issue.

  • Published:
  play Senate have waded into the issue of Super Falcons' unpaid allowances, wages and bonuses
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Senate has waded in the non-payment of Super Falcons players and coaches after they won the 2016 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) title.

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

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons won the 2016 AWCON title on Saturday, December 3 (CAF)

 

The squad returned to Lagos the following day and flew to Abuja and have been staying at the Agura Hotel.

According to BBC Sports, the players have launched a sit-in protest at the hotel over the non-payment of their allowances and bonuses.

Pulse Sports understand that the outstanding wages, allowances and bonuses go all the way back to the AWCON qualifiers.

Super Falcons arrive Lagos on Sunday, December 4, 2016, after winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) play The Super Falcons are reportedly protesting for their unpaid allowances, wages and bonuses (Pulse )

ALSO READ: Super Falcons arrive Lagos after AWCON win

Nigeria’s Upper House of National Assembly in a sitting on Wednesday, December 7 deliberated on the issue.

The issue was raised by Senator Ben Murray Bruce who represents Bayelsa East constituency.

According to the official Twitter account of Nigerian senate, Murray Bruce spoke on the plight of the Super Falcons saying ''we care about structures, we don't care about people.''

 

''It is a disgrace what is happening to our Super Falcons, Boxers and other athletes,'' the Nigerian business magnate and politician said.

"Government in Nigeria do not care about human being, they only care about awarding contracts.

 

Senators Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom North West) and Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) all called for urgent intervention to ease the burden on the Super Falcons players.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu congratulated the girls and urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung to do the needful and pay the girls.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.