All seems not to be well in the camp of the Super Falcons following reports that the agent in charge of clearing the consignment for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the port, is being owed N9 million and has refused to release the kits for the championship.
The Falcons currently in Abidjan ahead of the Africa Women Nations Cup in Ghana are having a difficult time to ensure that they defend the title they won in Cameroon in 2016.
The SportsBay also learnt that team’s chief coach, Thomas Dennerby is owed his nine months salaries by his employers, Nigeria Football Federation.
He has however debunked such reports saying it is totally wrong as he is not been owed salaries.
It will be recalled that the team had departed for their camping site in Abidjan from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday morning in mufti because there were no kits.
Owing to the shabby treatment, the girls were poised for a showdown before departing and later calmed down when they were told that the kits had been transported to Abidjan according to the General Secretary, Muhammed Sanusi.
Unfortunately the girls arrived their Sol Beni training camp only to discover that the NFF lied to them.
However in a text message to The SportsBay few minutes ago, Dennerby has confirmed that the kits have arrived Abidjan today.
“This is the dilemma that we have found ourselves. The kits are at the port as l speak to you and if nothing is done before the girls travel to Ghana next week it will become a national embarrassment,” an NFF official told sportinglife.ng.
Nigeria will begin camp against South Africa on November 18 in Cape Coast.