Shortly after the Flying Eagles staged their sit-in protest in Poland over unpaid monies earned Awareness Sports predicted that the same would happen in France with the Super Falcons if corrective measures were not taken.
Sadly our prediction has now come true.
As you read this, the team is staging a sit-in protest at their hotel in France following their elimination from the Women's World Cup on Saturday until all of their outstanding bonuses are paid
After their 3–0 loss to Germany in the Round of 16, the players are refusing to leave until they are paid the bonuses they are owed from two games, against Gambia and Senegal, from two and three years ago. The bonuses still owed come to N 828,000.00.
However, Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick claims all the remaining allowances have been paid. The players are also demanding their share of the World Cup participation fee from FIFA, which is not scheduled to be paid out until September.
Nigeria's women's team also staged a protest over bonuses after winning the 2016 African title in Cameroon. The team also sat in at a South African hotel for three days in 2004 after winning the African title until outstanding allowances were paid.