One of the key players, who spoke to Vanguard Sports yesterday, said they will carry on the protest not just for themselves but for all the national teams being owed allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF.
“We are going to be here a long time. If they want us to leave they must have to settle all our outstanding allowances,” said the player whose efforts more than helped the Super Falcons to win the game.
“It is about time we put things right, enough of all these messing around by the NFF,” she said.
The player added that they were unperturbed by reported threats by the NFF to ban them from playing for the country.
“No! We are not afraid of being banned as long as we know that what we are asking for is rightly what is due to us.”
NFF officials believe that the girls will see reason with the cash-strapped federation and peacefully depart for their homes.
The report says a total of N600,000 (about $1600 official rate) has been paid to each player since the face off at Agura Hotel began. But, this is far below the $23,000 owed the players.