Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to immediately settle the debt owed the country’s Senior National Women football team, Super Falcons.
In a statement signed by the body’s Secretary-General, Olawale Alabi and made available to Daily Trust, SWAN expressed worry over the failure of NFF to settle until now, the allowances, bonuses and other entitlements of players and officials of the Super Falcons team who have just done the country proud in Cameroon where they won the 10th edition of the Women’s African Cup of Nations.
“It is indeed a sad event that after making a lot of sacrifices for their fatherland the players and officials have come to find themselves in a situation like this, where most of them cannot return to their respective bases as a result of NFF’s inability to do the right thing,” the statement read in part.
While the NFF complained that the situation was created by paucity of funds assuring that it was doing something to redeem the situation, SWAN said the situation should not have arisen if adequate steps were taken in the first instance to avoid such an embarrassing occurrence. The NFF has an obligation it has to promptly fulfil at all times to all its players and officials, and this necessitates that it must do more in the area of sourcing for funds, instead of waiting at all times for funds from government.,” the statement said.
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