In a statement released today by the NFF Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for helping to clear the allowances/salaries owed the Super Falcons and bring an end to their two week long protest.
He however cautioned Nigerians on false accusations of neglect.
“We are grateful to the Presidency for the prompt action, and we believe this will put the minds of the players at rest. It has been a very difficult time for the NFF; no official of the Federation was happy that the players and officials could not be paid their entitlements immediately after the tournament,”
“It is not as if the Federation did not plan to pay the players and officials their entitlements. The NFF expected some money from a number of sources but this did not work out. They are champions and deserve to be treated as such; there are no doubts about that.
“The NFF is at the receiving end of all these, but at the end of the day, fair is fair.
He went on to state that the NFF had done the best they could under the circumstances and expected some measure of empathy from the players.
“While the monies paid to the team so far may not amount to much, these are challenging times and we expect the players to understand with the Federation. They did not, but we thank God all these issues are almost behind us.”