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African women’s champions Nigeria in fight for ‘welfare’


Nigeria’s women’s team say their are fighting for their rights as they continue a sit-in protest at a hotel in Abuja over outstanding payments.

The Super Falcons have yet to receive allowances and bonuses for winning the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday 3 December.

The Super Falcons clinched their eighth African title with a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon and are unhappy that the Nigeria Football Federation has failed to pay them US$17,150 per player for their success.

It is alleged the NFF had also pledged to pay outstanding allowances for qualifying and their win bonuses [US$6,500] before the start of the competition.

On Friday, Nigeria and Arsenal forward Asisat Oshoala told BBC Sport: “This is a fight about the welfare of the team. It’s about the way the team has been handled over the years.

Source : Internet

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