December 4, 2022



Breaking: Once more, NFF abandons Nigeria’s Falconets, staff sleep on airport’s naked ground, stranded at Turkey after shopping for personal boots, others [PICTURES]

After crashing out of the continued FIFA U20 Girls’s World Cup in Costa Rica, the Nigeria U20 Girls’s nationwide staff, Falconets, are stranded in Istanbul, Turkey.

In response to feelers, the 2 occasions FIFA U20 Girls’s World Cup finalists left Costa Rica on Monday at 6:30am and have been pictured sleeping on naked ground and chairs on the Istanbul Airport after staying at a spot for twenty-four hours.

In response to a supply with the staff, “The scenario received worsen as they haven’t any transit visa to allow them safe accomodation.”

Whereas on the event, sources disclosed that the staff have been supplied with very restricted gear, with simply three units of their inexperienced residence equipment and two units of the white away equipment. This meant the gamers needed to wash their jersey by hand after each recreation, and have been unable to alternate jerseys.

Worse nonetheless, regardless of the NFF having an official equipment provider, the younger women weren’t provided official footwear and have been requested as a substitute to purchase their very own footwear.

And so the gamers – who’re solely getting paid $50 as every day match allowance and no bonuses – borrowed cash to purchase Nike sneakers and taking part in boots.

Falconets received all of the three group C matches to earn most 9 factors however their very good efficiency was put to a halt on the quarter remaining when Netherlands beat them 2-0.

This isn’t the primary time the staff comparable humiliating circumstance.

Few weeks earlier than their departure from Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to the event, the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) deserted them, a scenario that pressured each gamers and officers to treck to the venue of their coaching.

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Officers of NFF have been but to talk on the most recent improvement as on the time of filling this report.