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Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Ubermind: 4:53am On Aug 25, 2022
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday explained that a number of factors, including the inability to secure transit visas for players and officials of the U20 Girls National Team, Falconets, at the Istanbul Airport, led to the team having to stay 24 hours at the airport in Turkey on their way from the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

“The NFF did not book the team’s tickets from Costa Rica; FIFA did. FIFA also did not envisage the hitches that saw the team delayed for more than three hours in Bogota, and another one hour in Panama. By the time the team got to Istanbul, the flight to Abuja had left.

“Our officials pleaded for compassionate transit visas so as to take the players and officials to a hotel inside the town, but this was not possible
as they were informed that Nigeria had been removed from the list of countries whose citizens were issued visa-on-arrival in Turkey. The airline then took the team to a sleeping area at the airport and gave them tickets to have meals every five hours. This situation has nothing to do with NFF, who had made arrangements to receive the team in Abuja before the complications in travel arrangements,” NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, explained.

It would be recalled that the NFF had implored world-governing body, FIFA to intervene with the Embassy of Germany to issue the team transit visas before their departure from Nigeria, in order for the team to be able to travel through Germany. This did not happen.

On the issue of body-wear, Sanusi said: “The players were handed three sets of green jerseys and two sets of white jerseys, several house-wear types and training jerseys. The players opted to wash only their jersey top (no other stuff) because when the first set of body-wear was sent to the laundry people at the hotel, it returned with some FIFA and NFF badges at the front and names at the back peeled by the machine.”
https://www.thenff.com/2022/08/nff-why-falconets-overstayed-at-istanbul-airport/

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Ubermind: 4:54am On Aug 25, 2022
Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by seanwilliam(m): 5:08am On Aug 25, 2022
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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by princeade86(m): 5:10am On Aug 25, 2022
Why are everything bad in Nigeria. After they used their energy to play football, they still slept on floor.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by dalass(f): 5:10am On Aug 25, 2022
Amazing amazons grin

Some men as usual have spoiled Naija, they traveled to Turkey to destroy whatever liberty we used to have there and now innocent sportswomen are paying the price for it cool

UAE, Turkey, South Africa... Na wah ooo

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by coconutbag: 5:11am On Aug 25, 2022
Kai. Nigeria will stain your white.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by foreshore(m): 5:12am On Aug 25, 2022

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by EKONGKING: 5:12am On Aug 25, 2022
Some idiots aka urchins are more worried about a tweet from Obi whether they are defeated in quater finals or semifinals.
While the ladies ,who performed credibly are left to sleep on floor by incompetence of bubu government who are fully supported by drug baron aka Tinubu.

Why alway u hear Nigerian teams of whatever sports getting stuck , while u hardly hear oyinbo team or asian team getting stuck .

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Kizzygentle: 5:12am On Aug 25, 2022
There should be no reason for any representative of a country to be stranded, that's why there is always a management team that sees to their welfare. Reason I hate this APC and buhari govt, they are always fast to defend carelessly.. Why Nigeria? Why were other countries not stranded at the airport top of its fifa? Mtcheeeeew..

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by namdyz(m): 5:13am On Aug 25, 2022
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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Moh247: 5:13am On Aug 25, 2022
Flight delays... This girls are our National pride and deserves to be treated better

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by UselessBuharist: 5:13am On Aug 25, 2022
There must be something Or someone to blame for their incompetence. Imagine America U20 players sleeping at the airport because of that silly excuse

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by southernbelle(f): 5:13am On Aug 25, 2022
Nigerians no longer get transit visas because of what we are capable of - it is a pity.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by beardedboy(m): 5:14am On Aug 25, 2022
Who cares? They should sleep there. Nigeria has bigger problems than spending on some useless game.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Nobody: 5:14am On Aug 25, 2022
Wahala
Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Yankee101: 5:14am On Aug 25, 2022
Other countries would step in and book a charter flight that will bring them home within hours

If na to steal money now no excuses

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 5:16am On Aug 25, 2022
Really shameful

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by godonzoki(m): 5:17am On Aug 25, 2022
Y must Nigerian matter get k-leg ?
Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Kizzygentle: 5:18am On Aug 25, 2022
beardedboy:
Who cares? They should sleep there. Nigeria has bigger problems than spending on some useless game.
I pray u find yourself in such situation and we would say the same... Not just representing Nigeria but whoever or organisation you represent, may you be forgotten and left to manage yourself alone and we would all say same rhing you just said.. Amen..

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by OyeofIkoTuN(m): 5:20am On Aug 25, 2022
This nonsense has been happening for years

Nigeria can never change

As in let everybody get lost abeg... which kind rubbish be this

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by musterseeds: 5:22am On Aug 25, 2022
Naija sha

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by musterseeds: 5:23am On Aug 25, 2022
Why would they stress our superstars?
Ubermind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc0KtSOHNwY
Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Crenzywilliams(m): 5:24am On Aug 25, 2022
It's no news, it's consistent with the government of our once great nation. They've never valued asserts, that's why many young talented athletes, professionals and entrepreneurs, leave the shores of Nigeria, go naturalize in another country and make those country proud. Until we start investing in talents, by grooming, supporting and encouraging them, these will constantly repeat itself. We need leaders that believe in our talents, in our resources, leaders that know how to channel these assets and resources into profit, and the we develop.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Nobody: 5:24am On Aug 25, 2022
Story for the gods. Have female US footballers ever slept at an airport? Have female German footballers ever slept at an airport? Have female Turkish footballers ever slept at an airport? All these excuses are just rants. We Africans and blacks keep clamoring for respect on the world stage, yet we all do our best to ridicule ourselves. No one can respect you more than yourself.

But today, what do we have: soldiers and police shooting at protesters, politicians stealing money like there's no tomorrow, footballers sleeping at airports? The people looking to disrespect us are seeing all this. And they will never treat us better than our own governments treat us -- though they will often deceive us to think they're treating us better.

And this is not a Nigerian thing, it is an African thing. This madness happens everywhere on the continent. I'm sure the little respect we Africans get is from the blacks in the US (the descendants of slaves and many early migrants there). If it wasn't for that, I'm sure no one would hide the fact that we are the doormat of other skin colors.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Maxymilliano(m): 5:28am On Aug 25, 2022
“Our officials pleaded for compassionate transit visas so as to take the players and officials to a hotel inside the town, but this was not possible as they were informed that Nigeria had been removed from the list of countries whose citizens were issued visa-on-arrival in Turkey .
This is the real Koko of the news and should call for concern ...

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Nobody: 5:31am On Aug 25, 2022
It's all about the skin color
Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by TreasureJunky: 5:31am On Aug 25, 2022
There's no kind of disgrace this our government has not brought to us.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by Raph82(m): 5:31am On Aug 25, 2022
Nigeria no longer has any dignity outside the continent, imagine Turkey no longer offer us visas on arrival,
who knows Turkey when Nigeria was Still blazing as a nation?
Where was Turkey when Nigeria had the first television station?
Who heard about Turkey when 1 Naira was almost 1 pound?
Now see where we've found ourselves.

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Re: Why Nigeria Falconets Slept On The Floor At Istanbul Airport - NFF by saphiere(f): 5:32am On Aug 25, 2022
This nonsense happened because the victims involved are females.

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