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Unpaid Allowances: Nigeria’s Falconets, Flamingoes Plan Protest

Nigerian Government and the Football Federation, NFF may again be embarrassed as the junior female teams, the Falconets and Flamingoes are planning to embark on protest to demand for their unpaid allowances.

Baring last minute change of minds, the players of the two teams are billed to hit the street on Tuesday (today) to gain the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The players had participated in international competitions recently. Even though they did not win any trophy, their allowances running into thousands of US Dollars have not been paid.

Recalls that the senior female team, the Super Falcons, were compelled to stage a protest at the Naional Assembly last week before they could be paid their entitlements even after winning the African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

A top official of the NFF told Prompt News that the girls are allegedly being sponsored to embarrass the government and the NFF leadership.

But, the source posited that the idea may not see the light of the day because neither the Falconets nor Flamingoes won a major continental or world trophy to warrant compensation.

This is because the jounior teams are categorized as developmental teams by the world football governing body, FIFA.

The official stated that the welfare of the players is uppermost in the mind of the NFF leadership, assuring that all their outstanding allowances will be paid to them from next month.

Prompt News said it gathered last night that the NFF chieftains have resolved to source for funds from partners to pay the two teams after the Christmas and New Year’s break when business activities resume throughout the country.

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