AWCON Trophy Seized By Falcon Players.
Winners of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s Super Falcons have Seized the Continental Trophy, Vowing not to release it until the Federal Government Offsets its accumulated unpaid Bonuses of N238m owed them.
The victorious Super Falcons yesterday revealed that they have seized the trophy they won at the just concluded CAF African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon until the authorities concerned offset the whopping N238.05 accumulated bonuses which they are being owed.
Some of the players who spoke to *MNI in confidence claimed that the debt the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) owed each of the 23 players excluding the officials in allowances and match bonuses since the team started camping for the tournament amounted to $25,000 (about N11.25 million).
Although The NFF has pledged to pay the players, the players however insisted that they will not only remain in their hotel camp in Abuja until NFF and the federal government met their demands, they will not also release the trophy until they received alert of the payment, stressing that they can no longer be deceived by the rhetoric by the federation to get back to them.
When *MNI visited the camp, some of the players were seen hanging out and chilling with bottles of wine while some were either in their hotel rooms or gone to hospital to treat their wounds.
According one of them; “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.
“They can no longer continue to deceive us with the excuse of no money all the time. The authorities owe each of us about $25,000 arrears of match bonuses and allowances. It is enough and we are waiting for the federal government to intervene.”