- Samson Omale
Super Falcons To Resume Training Tonight, After Boycott
The Super Falcons of Nigeria are set to resume training after boycotting training over the non payment of their bonuses.
The Nigerian female national team reportedly shunned training Wednesday night ahead of the third-place match in the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco as they protested unpaid allowances.
The nine-time African champions staged a similar protest in France in 2019.
Another protest over unpaid allowances was also staged by Super Falcons in 2016.
The verified twitter handle of the Super falcons had announced on Thursday afternoon that the women will resume training at 7pm local time in Morocco.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick said the players would be paid, adding that sports minister Sunday Dare has gotten approval for the release of the funds to play the players.
The National female team after playing from the group stage to the semi final without getting the almost $10,000 each player was entitled to, they had no other choice but resort to boycott of training to press home their demands.
Falcons were entitled to $3,000 apiece for the victories over Botswana, Burundi and Cameroon.