NFF apologises for tortuous journey as Falconets get cash gift from Sports Minister » TheNewsBig

The Nigeria U-20 Girls’s group, the Falconets, are lastly once more inside the nation after their tortuous journey from Costa Rica.

The Coach Christopher Dajuma-led group, who had been knocked out inside the quarter-final of the tenth FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup after dropping 2-0 to the Netherlands, arrived on the Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, late Wednesday.

The Falconets made headlines for the entire fallacious causes on Wednesday when pictures of them sleeping on the bottom of Istanbul’s airport surfaced after a glitch of their journey schedule pressured them to be grounded for 24 hours.

Nonetheless after almost 72 hours since embarking on the journey once more to Nigeria, the ladies lastly arrived Wednesday night and had been welcomed by the NFF Secretary-Regular Mohammed Sanusi and the Sports Minister’s marketing consultant Toyin Ibitoye.

Mr Sanusi, who had earlier absolved the NFF of any blame inside the predicaments that befell the Falconets of their return journey dwelling, apologised nonetheless.

“We want you to know that Nigerians acknowledge all of you nonetheless we’re saddened that it’s a should to sleep over on the airport as a results of for a objective that’s previous our administration,” he acknowledged.

PREMIUM TIMES reported Wednesday that the NFF washed off its arms from the journey logjam as it was FIFA that booked the tickets for the Falconets.

“The NFF didn’t e e-book the group’s tickets from Costa Rica; FIFA did. FIFA moreover didn’t envisage the hitches that observed the group delayed for larger than three hours in Bogota, and one different one hour in Panama. By the purpose the group obtained to Istanbul, the flight to Abuja had left. The NFF scribe outlined in a press launch issued on Wednesday.

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On the price of owed bonuses and allowances to the Falconets, the NFF Secretary-Regular assured that the associated fee is already being processed and disbursements gained’t be carried out together with that of the Great Falcons.

Within the meantime, the Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare in absentia launched a cash reward to the Falconets.

The enveloped cash gift which was launched by Toyin Ibitoye to the highest coach on behalf of the group is alleged to be a ‘non-public’ thanks gift from the minister.

Whereas moreover thanking the Falconets for their gallant present in Costa Rica, Mr Ibitoye assured that every one entitlements are being labored on and could be paid accordingly.


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