Lagos - Super Falcons seem to be on their own as the team
was abandoned for several hours in Benin Republic, and had to return to Lagos
The team lost 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea on Sunday in a 2016
Olympic Games qualifier, a result that dashed their hope of featuring at the
women’s football tournament in Rio.
News24 gathered that the players, on Tuesday afternoon, were
forced to board public bus from Cotonou in order to return home after suffering
disappointment and delay for hours in the West African country.
Also read: NFF claims Pinnick in London for meetings not for Arsenal game
The Super Falcons, last week, had a connecting flight from
Lagos via Cotonou to Bata, on their way to play the away game, but had to
suffer the rigors of traveling a long distance by road to Lagos.
It would be recalled that Nigeria Football (NFF) President Amaju
Pinnick was widely criticized for watching the Community Shield game between
Arsenal and Chelsea on Sunday, when the Super Falcons and the Dream Team were
involved in crucial qualifiers on same day. But the NFF has explained that
Pinnick was in London for a couple of meetings.
As at the time of writing this report, the Super Falcons
players are still on their way from Cotonou.For
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