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On Wednesday, members of the female national football team, the Super Falcons of Nigeria stormed the National Assembly to protest for the negligence by the National Football Federation in paying their allowance. The NFF have failed to pay their entitlements since their last return from Cameroon to the country with the AWCON trophy.

The Super Falcons team has been on a street protest in Abuja since their return from Cameroon with the won trophy, they refuse not to leave the hotel they were hosted in at Abuja, vowing not to stop the protest until their allowances were paid.

The ladies are hoping to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, for him to see them and show pity on their plight as the president will be visiting the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers.

Some of the Super Falcons placards at the protest read, “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.”


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