Some players of Nigeria’s national female senior football team, the Supers Flacons who recently won the Women African Cup of Nations on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly with placards in continuation of their protests against unpaid allowances.
The footballers had obviously timed their protest to coincide with the scheduled appearance of President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly for the presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday morning.
The players have been camped at a hotel in Abuja after they returned with the AWCON trophy by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
The football players said while they should have earned about $16,500 for winning the continental trophy, NFF has only paid N600, 000 each to each player. The NFF has repeatedly failed to fulfill the promise of paying the girls.
The NFF is also said to be owing the players some allowances that should have been paid to them in the qualifying rounds of the competition.
But it was not clear if the girls will achieve their aim of taking the protest directly to the President as the budget presentation earlier scheduled for 10 am has been shifted to 2 pm. Photos FEMI IPAYE