Friday, 9 December 2016

We can’t pay super falcons because wedidn’t expect them to win – Sports Minister

Minister of Sports and Youth Development,
Mr. Solomon Dalong on Thursday said that
government has not been able to pay the
allowances of the Super Falcons because
their victory in Cameroon was not
expected,Vanguard reports.
Recall that the team on Saturday won the
2016 African Women Cup of Nations but
had not been paid their allowances.
Speaking to State House Correspondents
after a private meeting with President
Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential
Villa, Abuja, Dalong said that there was no
money readily available to pay them.
He however said that efforts were being
made to find solution to the matter.
He said: “It is unfortunate that we are
celebrating victory of the Super Falcons
amidst some bitter feelings among the
players because of some administrative
lapses that were not managed properly
because if the situation was explained to
these girls, I don’t think the situation
would have gotten to this level.
They have stamped their authority and
dominance over football in the continent,
having consistently won the trophy eight
times.
After the girls came back from Cameroon,
we had launched with them and they were
in high spirits, the communication gap in
trying to convey the situation to them could
have been what led to it.”

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