The Federal Government has been told to apologize to Nigeria’s female football team, the Super Falcons, after the non payment of allowances and entitlements to squad members after they lifted the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations last week.
Former chairman of Nigerian Cycling Federation, Reverend Moses Iloh, berated FG for the embarrassing situation which he cites needs an apology tendered to members of the Super Falcons and their management.
According to Iloh,
“I feel very sad and angry that this government is treating these girls this way, after winning their eighth African title. It is an enviable record that would be difficult to match.
“They are our heroines and mothers of the nation. They should be honoured.
“Sports, indeed football is a unifying factor, it instils discipline among the youth and brings about youth empowerment. It is so annoying.
“Government must find a way of paying the Falcons and honour them. It should not just end with paying them, they deserve an unreserved apology from government.
“It is a matter of neglecting the women folk. Nigerian women must wake up and claim their rights.”
“They [the NFF] should learn from other countries where football is played. Footballers are some of the richest athletes in the world. Football is a viable industry and the NFF should go and find out how it is done in other climes.”