‘Super Falcons will be paid by Friday’ – Presidency


The Presidency has promised that the money owed to the Super Falcons by the Nigeria Football Federation would be paid on Friday.

The  team had on Wednesday morning stormed the National Assembly protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the National Football Federation

Having won the 10th African Women Cup of Nations, beating hosts Cameroon 1-0 in an explosive final in Yaounde.

They set a  record of eighth title for the Nigerian ladies but the victory instead of putting smiles on the faces of the players, pitted them against the football body over the payment of their allowances and bonuses.

The girls, however, returned to their hotel after the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, addressed them and promised to offset their bills in two days.

The girls were seen carrying  placards, were hoping that President Muhammadu Buhari, who was due to visit the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers, would see them and put an end to their plight.

However the Cameroonian female who came second have been celebrated by President  President Paul Biya.

The unpaid allowance owed to the Super Falcons was estimated at USD800,000. The total amount will be paid out to players, coaching crew and back room staff.

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