Nigerians have hailed the sit-in-protest by the Super Falcons over unpaid allowances and bonuses after crashing out of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
The Falcons refused to vacate their hotel, insisting that their allowances and bonuses must be paid.
The unpaid allowances include extra camping allowances for five days, unpaid bonuses/allowances from 2016 and 2017, and FIFA participation fee for playing in the tournament.
Before the protest, the Falcons reportedly held an overnight meeting with officials of the Nigeria Football Federation but were not convinced with the resolutions reached.
Though the meeting resulted in the delay of some players who missed their flights, five of them got their allowances after the protest.
FIFA had stepped in after the players missed their transport to Paris and subsequently their flights, and the NFF were advised that any further expenses incurred by the team’s continued stay would be deducted from their participation fee.

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