The Nigerian Super Falcons who were defeated by France in the ongoing Women World Cup tournament have reused to vacate their hotel over non payment of march allowances.
The players say they were been owed outstanding allowances and will not vacate the hotel until their allowances are paid.
ESPN is reporting that the players say they have not been paid allowances for five days allowance.
They also alleged that the country is still owing them Gambia and Senegal games allowance. $5,600 USD amount they claim has been owed for over two years
“They paid us N1 million and said that is all. We want them to pay the balance. Part of that money is from two years ago, the other is from three years ago. And they are also owing us five days’ daily allowance here in France.
Before the World Cup, we asked them for a meeting so that we could discuss our World Cup bonuses, like they did with the men’s team last year. They ignored the letter and nobody said anything about it until now” one player told ESPN.
“The only thing outstanding is the participation fee from FIFA, which is not expected to come until after the tournament. But they insist that they want to get paid, as they have spoken to players from Cameroon and France, who told them they have already been paid.”
Nigeria Super Falcons have the character of staging protest before their allowances are paid.
In 2016, the team protested on the streets of Abuja, the Nigeria capital after defeating Cameroon to win the Africa Nations Women World Cup, to demand payment of their allowances.
The team in 2004, in South Africa protested for three days after winning the African title, before they were paid their allowances.