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Super Falcons Reps call for immediate payment of players' entitlements

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Rep. Ayo Omidiran during plenary.

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The House of Representatives on Thursday called on the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the backlog of allowances for Super Falcons.

The Reps, in a resolution, condemned the non payment of allowances for the Super Falcons and officials who participated at the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Championship in Cameroon without further delay.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Rep. Ayo Omidiran during plenary.

Moving the motion, Omidiran noted that despite persuasions by the NFF and officials of the Sport Ministry, the players had refused to vacate their hotel rooms until all their entitlements were paid.

She said tat the refusal of the team to hearken to the pleas by the football officials must have been informed by the inability of NFF and Sports ministry to fulfill their promises.

“They are only asking for their money to be paid.

“In the past, they were paid in dollars, but now it is in naira, yet they are not worried but still they are being owned,” the lawmaker said.

Contributing, the Deputy Minority Leader, Rep. Chukwuka Onyema, emphasised that Cameroon who were the runners-up in the competition honoured their players.

“This neglect like many others has led talented Nigerians to represent other countries in various sporting events,’’ he added.

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The House mandated its Committee on Sports to report back on the issue within four weeks for further legislative action.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that that the 8th time African champions protested at the National Assembly on Wednesday to demand the payment of their entitlements.

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