Super Falcons Players Disgrace NFF Boss At Agora Hotel In Abuja Over Unpaid Allowance

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December 7, 2016 – NFF President Pinnick Disgraced By Super Falcons At Agora Hotel In Abuja Over Unpaid Allowance

  • The drama surrounding the payment of match bonuses and allowances of Super Falcons by the Nigeria Football Federation gets messier yesterday (Tuesday) as the players threatened to hold onto the African Women Cup of Nations trophy they won last Saturday.

  • The NFF had promised to pay the players and the officials on Monday when they returned to the country on Sunday after claiming their eighth AWCON title in Cameroon, but officials of the soccer federation did not even show up at the Agora Hotel, Abuja where they lodged the team on the said day let alone give them money.

  • Our correspondent learnt on Tuesday that things almost got out of hand when the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, eventually visited the team and told them that there was no money to pay.

Sources at the meeting told New Telegraph that the meeting almost ended in fiasco as the players vowed to remain at the hotel until their money is paid.

They even grabbed the trophy they won and vowed not to release it until they are paid. “Pinnick was trying to pacify the players to exercise patience that they will be paid soon, but they (the players) asked him to be specific and the manner those of them asked the question got the NFF boss angry,” a source who was at the meeting told New Telegraph.

“The NFF boss was not happy with the way the stars were handling the issue and made some statements that also infuriated the players. I won’t tell you what Pinnick said because it is better you people don’t write those things.” The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, had earlier visited the team and also begged the players to be patient.

He attempted to give them N50,000 each as transport fare which they rejected. One of the players, who did not want her name in print, said they would stay until concrete arrangement is reached on the payment.

“We are aware of what happened to the U-17 and U-20 female teams who left with empty promises and we do not want to have the same experience.

Before we left there were promises they made and until they fulfill them we will remain in this place,” she said. In a statement released by the federation, Sanusi was quoted to have said at the meeting that: “I have come to appeal to you, to understand the situation of the federation and the country at the moment and exercise patience.

“We will pay you all monies you are being owed as soon as we receive same from the government, just as we paid the U-17 boys who won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile last year, after the tournament.

And just as we sorted out Coach Samson Siasia’s wages as soon as we had the funds, after the Olympics.” He added that: “We know we have financial commitment to you (players and officials of Super Falcons) and we have not at any time stated otherwise. But the money is not readily available at the moment.”

Sanusi said the NFF had embarked on aggressive drive to find a permanent solution to the issue of owing players and coaches. “In relation to all these, we are in the process of sorting out our TSA domiciliary accounts so that we can receive our due grants from FIFA and CAF, including the $80,000 prize money from the AWCON, once it is available.”

Meanwhile, Sanusi has confirmed that the NFF is waiting for words from the Federal Government on when the African champions will be hosted to a state reception.

“The reception is out of our hands. We are waiting on the Federal Government, and as soon as we have confirmation of the date, we will inform the players and officials to regroup in.

[Source: New Telegraph]

11 thoughts on “Super Falcons Players Disgrace NFF Boss At Agora Hotel In Abuja Over Unpaid Allowance

  1. there were smiling faces at the stadium by NFF offcials after the cup was won by Nigeria on Saturday last week, am sure those smiles are fake and smile of greed and wickedness.

    so now does it mean Buhari did not hear about this or probably women belong to kitchen and therefore there will be no payments for them.

    our Governments officials and deplorable.

  2. Story for the gods, ever since i was born till now i never cease to hear NFF is owing our players, coach and officials. May i ask one question; all the money God blessed Nigeria with can someone tell me where they are and what they are used for

  3. pay them their money how can someone work nd not get paid after bringing the trophy home. wickedness and greed has eaten them deep

  4. Pay our girls a beg! When they are playing and getting wounded you do not share their pain but now the country gets the glory for their victory some people want to “chop the money”!
    EFCC, ICPC SARS and all the abbreviations Law Enforcement people you can consider this write-up a petition and arrest those concerned. Go after them and ensure our heroines are paid pleeeeeeaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeee!!!

  5. WHY ARE THESE pot belly greedy wicked entities disgracing us this way? Efforts need to be appreciated not discouraged.

    These girls really made us stand tall with pride deserves all the ovations and treatments that befits true Champions as the really are.
    If these girls were to come from countries like Togo, Guinea, Morroco, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mali etc… They would have celebrated them with high ovation and even declare a public holiday in their honour.

    But what do we have here? Negligence and injustice. And somebody want to debate the fact that Nigeria is not fantastically corrupt?

    I take a stroll…

  6. why the hell is this problem with paying our footballers and athletes ? because one oga on top has stolen the money ? same story all the time

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