Mary Ologbosere, one of the players who represented Nigeria at the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, has been hospitalized in the traumatic unit of a hospital in Abuja.
According to reports, the defender who recently lost her father, was left depressed by the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to pay their outstanding bonuses and allowances.
Ologbosere’s family members were expecting her to cover the expenses for the burial, but she and her team-mates were only paid N10,000 by the NFF on Wednesday to return home.
She was left shocked by the action and cried all through the night, before being taken to hospital.
“She is totally shattered by this heartless treatment,” a team official at the Serob Legacy Hotel said.
“It’s truly a pathetic case.”
The N10,000 is the only money each player of the Falconets received from the NFF, since they opened training camp for the World Cup.