Finally, Nigeria Super Falcons Vacate Hotel in Abuja after Being Paid Their Allowances


Nigeria’s women’s team have ended their sit-in protest at a hotel in Abuja after being paid money owed to them. They were demanding US$23,650 per player from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for winning the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.


The Super Falcons had been at the hotel in the capital since 6 December.


“The players have all left the hotel in Abuja after they start receiving payments alerts,” the team’s media officer Remi Sulola told BBC Sport.


One of the players also confirmed that she and her roommate had been paid.


“It’s taken some time, [because banks don’t work over the weekend] but we’ve finally received our money today,” one player, who insisted on anonymity, told BBC Sport.


“We thank the government, the fans and media for their roles in making sure we got our hard-earned dues.”