Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to pay the victorious Super Falcons in two days.
Super Falcons Will Be Paid Within 48 Hours - Buhari
The Super Falcons have been protesting the non-payment of their allowances and salaries after winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).
The players are claiming that each of them is being owed the sum of N12.3m by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
They took to the street on Wednesday, December 14 to protest and marched to the gate of the National Assembly to wait for President Buhari who was there to present the 2017 budget.
The strategy work as Buhari sent his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari to speak the players.
While meeting with the girls, Kyari promised the girls that they would be paid in two days.
"You girls will be paid in two days time," Buhari’s chief of staff told the Super Falcons while accepting a letter from the girls to the President.
The Super Falcons, however, did not meet Buhari who who did't show up until 2pm.
Nigeria’s senior Women’s National team on Saturday, December 3 beat host Cameroon to win the 2016 AWCON.
They have been in a sit-in protest at Agura Hotel Abuja since Monday, December 5.
The players have even seized the AWCON trophy from the NFF until they are paid their salaries and allowances.
The players also feel that they have been ignored by the presidency since they arrived Abuja.
They arrived the capital city with the hopes that the Buhari would at least host them to a grand reception.
That week, however, Buhari jetted out to Senegal for the 2016 Dakar Forum while the Super Falcons were protesting in Abuja.
Sources from the Super Falcons, however, stated that they have received words that the president will host them in January 2017 but no specific date has been chosen.