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Nigeria’s senior women national team, have ended their sit-in protest at a hotel in Abuja, after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) paid them their outstanding allowances and bonuses.


The Super Falcons have been at their hotel since December 6.

“The players have all left the hotel in Abuja after they started receiving payments alerts,” the team’s media officer Remi Sulola told BBC Sport.

One of the players also confirmed that she and her roommate had been paid.

“It’s taken some time, [because banks don’t work over the weekend] but we’ve finally received our money today,” one player, who insisted on anonymity, told BBC Sport.

“We thank the government, the fans and media for their roles in making sure we got our hard-earned dues.”

The Falcons marched to the National Assembly on the 10th day of their protest, which eventually led to President Muhammadu Buhari ordering relevant authorities to pay the team.

The sum of $1.2m was eventually released to the NFF on Friday to pay the ladies.

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