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|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by dominique(f): 9:36am On Dec 06, 2016|
This is just appalling. Can you make this a topic?
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:40am On Dec 06, 2016|
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 11:03am On Dec 06, 2016|
SUPER FALCONS STAR ORDEGA REGRETS
PLAYING FOR NIGERIA
USA-based forward Francisca Ordega has
regretted playing for the Super Falcons, saying
she would have opted for another country
because of the lack of support for women’s
football in Nigeria.
Ordega won her third women’s AFCON in
Cameroon last weekend and has also represented Nigeria at U17 and U20 levels, but she said the neglect of women’s football by the country is most regrettable.
“If I had not played for Nigeria at full international level, trust me I would have played somewhere else,” a frustrated Ordega blasted.
The Falcons are presently in Abuja waiting to be
paid off by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)
after they retained the AWCON at the expense of hosts Cameroon over the weekend.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 11:07am On Dec 06, 2016|
This news was reported yesterday... It connects to the stories posted earlier.
DID BROKE NFF PAY 42 MILLION NAIRA FOR
CHARTERED FLIGHT TO AWCON FINAL?
by Samm Audu
While African champions Super Falcons were
forced to sleep at the Yaounde airport all through Saturday night, we have scooped that broke Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) allegedly
splashed a whooping 42 million Naira for a special flight for top officials to cheer the team to victory in Cameroon.
The huge cost of the chartered flight has also
raised serious questions about accountability and due process as the payment was done a
marketing agent on behalf of the NFF.
A top source reported that NFF President Amaju
Pinnick led 10 other top officials flew on a special chartered flight, which interestingly did not originate from Nigeria.
“The shame of it was that they flew in, watched
the game and flew out without even addressing
the team,” said the source.
But while the NFF bosses were cruising in
comfort, the Falcons encountered a difficult time
to return to Nigeria.
They were at the Yaounde airport before midnight with the hope to connect a local flight to Douala for the onward journey to Lagos, Nigeria.
Their plane to Douala did not arrive in Yaounde till early morning Sunday and so the Falcons were forced to stay put at the airport till they left for Yaounde.
The Falcons are now holed up in their hotel in
Abuja waiting to be paid off by the NFF after they clinched the AWCON for a record eighth time on Saturday.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 12:04pm On Dec 06, 2016|
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 12:07pm On Dec 06, 2016|
Despite the honours the Super Falcons have won for Nigeria, why are they still disrespected?
Nigeria won the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) for the 8th time after a 1–0 win over Cameroun in Yaounde. The winning goal was scored by Desire Oparanozie for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago. This is the third time Nigeria is defeating Cameroun in the history of the AWCON competition, the Lionesses lost the AWCON title to Nigeria in the 2004 edition when lost 5 – 0, then in the 2014 edition, Nigeria beat Cameroun 2 – 0 courtesy of goals from Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie.
Nigeria won AWCON the title in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014 but lost two editions of the competitions to Equatorial Guinea in 2008 and 2012. The Super Falcons have shown dedication over the years by qualifying for every tournament. They have won the tournament back to back by staying consistent, a feat which has been arduous for the Super Eagles. But the Super Falcons are still underappreciated and often disrespected compared to their male counterparts.
The Super Falcons returned to the country on Sunday after their victory but not without allegations of shoddy treatment by the Nigeria Football Federation. NFF officials and sports minister, Solomon Dalung, reportedly travelled on a chartered flight to Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon where the Super Falcons played their final match against the tournament hosts. The football officials and the sports minister allegedly left the stadium for the airport without meeting with the victorious Nigerian team. According to sports journalist, Jessica Amadi, who was with the team, while the Super Falcons were made to travel to Douala by road, the administrators left on a chartered flight. The journalist on Sunday stated that flight arrangements were later made for the team.
The African champions who flew to Douala for a connecting trip to Nigeria, however, had to travel without their bags due to the size of the Camair-co plane used in conveying the team. The team’s luggage were therefore transported to Douala by road. Amadi, in a series of posts on her Twitter page, reported that the Nigerian High Commission in Cameroon expressed its disappointment with the manner the NFF officials conducted themselves.
But this has been the narrative for over a decade, former Nigerian star, Vera Okolo also spilled the beans about the dismal way the Super Falcons were treated by the NFF at the 2004 African Women’s Championship in South Africa. She spoke about her displeasure at the welfare of the players while on duty for their country. The former African Women Footballer of the Year nominee lamented how the Nigerian Football Federation abandoned the team in terms of match bonuses and feeding. She explained how the team overcame these challenges with help of Nigerians in South Africa.
The Super Falcons have won the Women’s Africa Nations Cup more than any other country and made it to every Women’s World Cup since the FIFA competition began in 1991. Despite the honours the women’s team has won for the nation, they are still being treated as second-class citizens compared to their male counterparts who failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations kicking off in Gabon at the start of 2017 and have failed to qualify for two consecutive editions. News reports stated that the Falcons were paid a paltry 10,000 naira each after they successfully booked a ticket to the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations which is in contrast with the men’s team, whose players get paid 800,000 naira each for a draw and 1 million naira for a win. The women are also reportedly still owed their bonuses for qualifying for last year’s World Cup in Canada. The women received 100,000 naira for every match won at the World Cup, while the men got 760, 000 naira. And while the male team was lodged in five-star hotels, the women’s team was regularly kept in substandard accommodation, said Nnamdi Okosieme. But this scenario is not peculiar to Nigeria alone. The USA women’s national team stepped up its case for equal pay during a segment of CBS’s 60 Minutes, landing a spot on the traditional post-NFL Sunday show and claiming that women deserve to be paid not just the same as the men, but more.
For a long time now, the Super Falcons have been playing for peanuts and the poor treatment of the women’s football team by the NFF is another symptom of the rot of gender inequality that has eaten into many sectors of society. The Super Falcons deserve to be given as much respect and appreciation as their male counterparts, and it is high time Nigeria started celebrating her football heroines.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 2:14pm On Dec 06, 2016|
Clown is even an understatement of a name..... Find something stronger for this.... *smh*
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 2:17pm On Dec 06, 2016|
More drama post-AWCON triumph.....
NFF President Insults Super Falcons Stars
During Meeting, Oparanozie Leaves Mess Behind
Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that the
leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation held showdown talks with players and officials of the Super Falcons on Tuesday, December 6 at Agura Hotel, Area 10 Abuja.
Upon their return from Cameroon where they
successfully defended the African Women Cup of Nations, players refused to be decamped unless they are paid their outstanding entitlements.
During the meeting, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick insulted the players, and made it crystal clear that the Federation have no money to pay the players, and told them they won’t get paid even if they remain at the hotel until January.
Pinnick only offered the players their traveling
expenses but the players held their ground not to vacate the hotel.
The NFF supremo later sent General Secretary,
Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Head of Women
Football, Ruth David, to appeal to the players but they remained adamant.
All the players that defended the colours of
Nigeria at the AWCON are still with the squad
except Guingamp striker Desire Oparanozie who
left the team on Monday and will return to France today to join her club.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by olapluto(m): 11:13pm On Dec 06, 2016|
Pinnick has no problem flying a chartered 40 million Naira plane to watch the finals in Cameroon which is next door to Nigeria, but he sees nothing wrong in owing players. He seems to have blocked the mouth of journalists with money. Colin Udoh was pathetic in his attempt to defend Pinnick the other day. Toyin Ibitoye is now Super eagles media officer, so his mouth is officially shut. The players are now on their own, except if the federal government steps in and probe NFF ASAP.
NFF got 100 million naira from FG in an ambush stategy when we wanted to play Zambia. The match bonus for that match is still being owed the players. NFF is not broke. Recession is not affecting foreign sponsors, CAF or FIFA. Pinnick is just a monumental failure who wishes Nigerian teams failure so he can avoid paying them.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 10:23am On Dec 08, 2016|
Dalung, Pinnick ignore Falcons, fly to London to sign new Nike deal
As the senior national women’s team the Super
Falcons continue their sit-in protest in Abuja over unpaid bonuses and allowances after their 10th AWCON triumph in Cameroon, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, NFF
President, Amaju Pinnick and the chairman of the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko are off to London to sign a new kit sponsorship deal for the Super Eagles with sports wear manufacturing giants, Nike.
Dalung and Amaju Pinnick
Although the NFF had before the tournament
pledged to pay the Falcons bonuses and
allowances for qualifying, the team played and
won without bonuses and allowances paid. They
have since embarked on a protest following their
return from Cameroon.
One of the players told BBC Sport that their sit-in at the Agura hotel in the capital will not end until they receive all bonuses, which totals US$23,650 (about N11.5m) per player.
“We are not leaving this hotel and we have not
been told exactly when we are going to get paid,” the player, who insisted on anonymity, told BBC Sport.
“The plan is to stay here until we all receive the
money because the moment we leave there will
be no opportunity to get it again.”
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by enomakos(m): 1:46pm On Dec 08, 2016|
This country is finished
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 6:12pm On Dec 08, 2016|
Dalung is the biggest mistake in the history of Nigerian sports... It's official!!! After his WC/Nigeria-shouldn't-go comments... He drops another one...
Dalung: Sports Ministry, NFF Didn’t Expect
Falcons To Win AWCON
Nigeria's minister of sports Solomon Dalung has
admitted that the Federal Government did not
expect the Super Falcons to win Women's Africa
Cup of Nations which ended in Cameroon on
Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The ladies, who won the competition for the
Tenth time in the tournament format era, have
not been paid their entitlements and are staging
Although the Super Falcons went into the
tournament as defending champions and
favourites, Dalung claimed that their triumph in
Cameroon somehow came as a surprise and the
authorities were not prepared for it.
“Don’t forget that nobody even knew the team would emerge victorious," Dalung told State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
The Nigeria Football Federation claimed that they paid the players N500,000 each in Cameroon but were not able to settle the rest of the entitlements due to a cash crunch.
Some have put the figure being owed the players at as much as over N200m in allowances and bonuses.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 6:29pm On Dec 08, 2016|
The dude is a sad joke. I mean, he should have been fired a long time ago.
Even Donald Trump wouldn't hire him.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by olapluto(m): 9:08pm On Dec 08, 2016|
Dalung confirms what I have been suspecting. The NFF is overseeing official failure of national teams to prevent them from paying the players. They hinder preparations, make players travel arrangements disrupted. The Flamingoes and Falconets were obvious cases. The Falcons did not read the script, and I support them for the full showdown.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 1:53am On Dec 09, 2016|
Mercy Akide-Udoh: My Kids “Will Never Play
Legends: Akide and Omagbemi
Former Super Falcons Striker and Nigeria football Legend, Mercy Akide-Udoh has suggested that her Children “will never play for Nigeria” if the poor treatment of players persists in the Football Federation.
Akide-Udoh , who was a member of Nigeria’s
pioneer Falcons team, was named the first African Women Footballer of the Year in 2001 and also won accolades in 1999 and 2004 when she was named in the FIFA World All-Star.
The 41-year-old slammed the unrepentant Nigeria football administrators for the unpaid allowances of the Super Falcons, who despite the many unsavory conditions, won the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations title.
”They fought with everything, so it should have
been a happy ending. These kids have families,
their parents are waiting for them to come back
and put food on the table,” she told BBC Sport.
”They’ve done their part and should be paid their money. I won’t be surprised if some of these kids don’t come back; opting to stay with their clubs rather than play for Nigeria.
”I am sorry, My kids are Americans, with the
situation going on if something does not change
my kids will never play for Nigeria. Who wants to
suffer? We did it in our own time, this is a new
generation, they should not be suffering what we suffered.”
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by dominique(f): 9:06am On Dec 09, 2016|
I don't blame her, I will never advise any female to represent this country until serious reforms are made. It is better to represent a country that will treat you with respect not one that was anticipating your failure. Please can you make this a topic?
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:16am On Dec 09, 2016|
At your service again Ma'am..... Gimme a minute or two.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:21am On Dec 09, 2016|
Uhmmm... Madam Dominique... I think someone has already done that.
Here's the link:
So it's already on topic created this morning by another moniker. Kindly check it out.
**I had to be sure no one else had created such before I went ahead to try fulfill your request**
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 9:28am On Dec 09, 2016|
That's being too harsh, I don't see a single thing wrong with wat he said. Remember he flew in for the finals and has had nice words for the girls every single time. I understand that u are still angry about his world cup comment but has he really lied about anything? The sports minister is just unlucky to be working with bumbling dummies like the NFF who expected the government to bail them out once again at the last moment. They are trying to do a Zambia all over again.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by dominique(f): 9:37am On Dec 09, 2016|
Oh ok, I'll go check it out. Thanks
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 9:45am On Dec 09, 2016|
BascoVanVeli:His comment that the win came as a surprise is a funny one, he said the authorities were not prepared for it, that again sounds dumb to me.
Why would you as a sport minister expect a team that has won the competition several times, still Africa's top ranked team and one of the favorites to go in there without winning it again possibly. It still doesn't make any sense. And as a sport minister, this shouldn't be coming from him, it's better to keep shut than say some pretty darn things.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:45am On Dec 09, 2016|
Dalung is not better than Pinnick. They are both the same. Bunch of wrongly lobotomised individuals.
They both need to be re-lobotomised (including those cohorts of Pinnick).
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:49am On Dec 09, 2016|
You're welcome Ma'am. Anytime....
Also, never hesitate to let me know whenever you need a topic. I'll try to oblige. Have a great friday and awesome weekend ahead.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:54am On Dec 09, 2016|
PINNICK THREATENED US OPENS UP SUPER
Ohale (left) in action for Falcons
Super Falcons assistant captain Osinachi Ohale
has said the African champions were threatened
by NFF boss Amaju Pinnick among other harsh
comments directed at them.
Ohale said that among other things Pinnick
threatened to report them to their various
“He said so many things including that he will
report us to our clubs if we are bent on disgracing Nigeria,” Ohale opened up.
“This was not what he was telling us when he
addressed us in Abuja before we left for Cameroon (for the women’s AFCON).”
The star defender also revealed that top NFF
official Chris Green promised the Falcons they will be paid all their monies while they were still in Cameroon.
Skipper Rita Chikwelu broke down when she
responded to the message of sports minister
Solomon Dalung, who pleaded with the team to
be patient as all their entitlements will be cleared.
Chikwelu said the Falcons are deeply disappointed with the authorities, while also revealing she has just received news of the death of her grandmother.
Despite Thursday’s assurances from the sports
minister, the Falcons have insisted they will only
quit their Abuja hotel after they have been paid.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 10:00am On Dec 09, 2016|
STRIKING FALCONS DEFY MINISTER, INSIST
ON THEIR CASH BEFORE THEY QUIT HOTEL
Falcons skipper Rita Chikwelu with the AWCON trophy
Protesting Super Falcons defied Nigerian sports
minister Solomon Dalung by insisting they be
paid their entitlements before they will quit their
Dalung visited the African champions Thursday
and pleaded with them to be patient because all
their monies will be paid to them.
However, assistant captain Osinachi Ohale told
the minister that the team insist on staying put
till they are paid.
“The NFF only reported the minister’s visit and his reassurances, they did not report that the Falcons refused to change their position,” an official disclosed.
“The minister told the girls his doors are open to them should they change their mind and go
home and wait for their monies to be transferred
to their accounts.”
Besides the daily allowances and match bonuses put at more than $16,500-a-player, the Falcons are also owed for the 2016 Olympic qualifier against Equatorial Guinea, the AWCON qualifier against Senegal as well as last year’s All Africa Games.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 10:07am On Dec 09, 2016|
kilo4sure:Thank you very much, the man did not say that he personally didn't expect the team to win, he said the government and NFF which is completely true. Remember he was one of the only officials who showed up for the finals and he always speaks highly of the falcons. The man is standing up to his own government for these girls so I don't see why people are bashing him.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 10:10am On Dec 09, 2016|
BascoVanVeli:Lol, that is where the irony lies. He is the sports minister, so in a sense he represents the government. The statement is true, but in this context it shouldn't be coming from him.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 10:22am On Dec 09, 2016|
U may be able to win that argument in the super eagle thread but Dalung has hardly put a foot wrong in regards to our falcons. Maybe his comments about the world cup should not have come from our sports minister but please tell me did he lie? Are we not broke? Can we really afford to go to the world cup or are we not just heading for another embarrassing showdown? Don't African teams always get cheated? At least Dalung is honest unlike Pinnick and he will always try to mend his bridges just as he did with Siasia.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 10:30am On Dec 09, 2016|
There is no irony here, people are bashing him for standing up to the government for the girls. That is the craziest thing I've heard in a dalong time lol.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 10:38am On Dec 09, 2016|
There's a way to communicate "Truth". Dalung doesn't know how to do that.
Concerning the Falcons, he shot his goodwill in the foot and heart at the same time by uttering that silly comment about not knowing that The Falcons will conquer Africa.
Dalung needs to be re-lobotomised.
His words are his doom.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 10:49am On Dec 09, 2016|
He said the government didn't know the falcons would win. What do u think he was at the finals for? to laugh in their faces or to give them hugs as they cry? Boss why would u even believe that's what was meant?
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 10:59am On Dec 09, 2016|
He is part of that "government". He's minister of sports which makes him "the government" as regards sports.
He said it and he said it... You cannot hide or bypass it.
News have it that this same Dalung and Pinnick chartered an aircraft worth 42million naira to go watch the Falcons in the final. If Dalung so cares for the girls, why not suggest that a selected few which must include the NFF president go to Yaounde so as to save cost since the NFF don't have enough "in case" the girls won....
If Dalung is the falcons-defender you make him out to be then why was he a party to the 42million wasted on a chartered flight to yaounde (in the company of that "confused fella" named Pinnick)?
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