House Invites NFF Over Falcons’ Unpaid Allowances, Planned Protest

The House of Representatives on Wednesday invited the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) to appear before it on Thursday over issues surrounding the protest by Super Falcons ahead of the female world cup which begins next week.

The House also asked the NFF to immediately pay outstanding match bonuses and allowances to the Super Falcons.

In a resolution at plenary following a motion by Hon. Olumide Osoba, the House said it will set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the dispute between the Super Falcons and the NFF and propose necessary reforms to prevent the planned protest and boycott of the Nigeria female football team at the Women’s World Cup also to prevent future occurrences.

In his motion, Osoba said the national female football team was facing significant challenges and unrest, threatening to disrupt participation in the upcoming Women’s World Cup.

He expressed concern over the potential embarrassment and negative impact on the nation’s reputation if the planned protest and boycott were allowed to go ahead without intervention as witnessed in previous incidents involving the Nigerian women’s basketball team.

“The Super Falcons have threatened to boycott their opening game on July 21, resulting in potential embarrassment for the government and jeopardizing Nigeria’s participation in the tournament”, he said.