According to the Super Falcons, they are only fighting for their rights as they continue a sit-in protest at a hotel over outstanding payment in Abuja.
Reports still have it that the African women champions, of Saturday, 3 December, Nigeria’s super falcon are yet to receive their allowances and bonuses as it is due them.
The presently, unhappy super falcons won their eight, African title, in a 1-0 win match against the host country Cameroon, the NFF, has however, failed to deliver on its promises thereby not paying them the US$17,150 per player for their success.
Allegedly the NFF had also pledged to pay outstanding allowances for qualifying and their win bonuses [US$6,500] before the start of the competition.
On Friday, Nigeria and Arsenal forward Asisat Oshoala told BBC Sport: “This is a fight about the welfare of the team. It’s about the way the team has been handled over the years.
“We are champions. We went out to fight for the nation even without being paid – not everything is about money but of course it is an issue.
“We went to the tournament to play for our country and we won the trophy – it is our job and we make no excuses but are not made to feel like champions.
“We don’t feel like the Super Falcons of Nigeria, we don’t have a feeling of seniority – we are being treated like we are age-group players, like the Under-17s and the Under-20s.”