Members of the Super Falcons squad, have seized the trophy they won at the just concluded African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon, until the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) pays them all outstanding bonuses and allowances.
It is understood the debt is up to a whopping N238.05million, an amount that has accumulated over time.
Some of the players claim the NFF owes each of the 23 players as much as $25,000 (about N11.25million).
Although the NFF has promised to pay the players, the Falcons have insisted they will not leave their hotel in Abuja, until the federation meets their demands.
They also made it clear they will not release the trophy too.
“I don’t want to talk because even you the journalists know the situation on ground more than us,” one of them told AfricanFootball.
“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 about $25,000 arrears of match bonuses and allowances.
“It is enough and we are waiting for the Federal Government to intervene in this matter.”