Members of the Nigeria super-Falcons squad have seized the trophy they won at the just concluded African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon, saying they will not release it until the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) pays them all outstanding bonuses and allowances.
They claimed the NFF is owing them a debt up to a whopping N238.05million,( over $7m) an amount that has accumulated over time.
Some of the players claim the NFF owes each of the 23 players as much as $25,000 (about N11.25million).
I don’t want to talk because even you the journalists know the situation on ground more than us, all I can tell you is that we are not leaving this hotel until we get alert.
Although the state football body has promised to pay the players but the Falcons have insisted they will not leave their hotel in the capital Abuja, until the federation meets their demands.
“I don’t want to talk because even you the journalists know the situation on ground more than us, all I can tell you is that we are not leaving this hotel until we get alert, “We are not also releasing the trophy until our demands are met,” one of the player said.
The squad said they are waiting for the Federal Government of Nigeria to intervene in the matter.