The Super Falcons, in a meeting with the Senate Committee on Sports on Wednesday in Abuja recounted how they were treated unfairly by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) during their time in Cameroon where they won the 10th African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).
Captain of the Falcons, Rita Chikwelu, explaining their ordeal, she said they were ordered out of the hotel at Douala in Cameroon the very night they won the competition.
She said this led them to sleeping at the airport with the competition’s trophy they won by beating hosts Cameroon 1-0 on December 3.
“Officials of NFF did not encourage us at all in Cameroon. We never saw the NFF President (Amaju Pinnick) and General Secretary (Mohammed Sanusi) in Yaounde when we played in the semi-finals. Surprisingly, we saw them in the crowd at Douala where we played the final match and having won that night they asked us to leave.’’
The Sports Committee at the meeting had assured the players of payment of their outstanding allowances, adding that the NFF will be thoroughly investigated.