Super Falcons takes protest over unpaid allowances to National Assembly
By Sewe Ishola
Members of the Nigerian Super Falcons, who just won their 8th African Women championship have taken to the streets in protest of their unpaid allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation.
The team took their protest to the National Assembly today.
After the team’s victory in Yaounde, they returned to Abuja and have been held up in a hotel in Abuja, many days later with the trophy, owing to non-payment of their entitlements.
The team have vowed never to leave the hotel until their allowances were paid. By taking their protest to the National Assembly today, they hope that President Buhari, who is due to visit the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers, will see them and show pity on their plight. .
Some of their placards read, “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.”