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Exclusive: Resolve Bonus Row With Super Falcons Ahead 2023 WWC –Unuanel Tells NFF

Exclusive: Resolve Bonus Row With Super Falcons Ahead 2023 WWC –Unuanel Tells NFF

Former Kwara United coach, Samson Unuanel has urged the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to resolve the bonus row currently rocking the Super Falcons ahead of the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The Super Falcons, who were drawn into Group B with co-hosts Australia, Canada and Ireland, have been engrossed in a heated row with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) after accusations that the governing body had failed to properly compensate players, as well as a cancellation of a preparation camp just weeks before the team travelled to Australia and New Zealand.

Nigeria are set to face Olympic champions Canada in their opening group stage match on July 21 but reports suggest that the team are likely to boycott the match if the situation is not resolved.

Reacting to the development, Unuanel in a chat with Completesports.com said that the NFF must find a way to resolve the bonus row issue in order to allow the players concentrate for the tournament.

“I am not really happy with this bonus row issue because it will kind of distract the players. This is something the NFF should have resolved before they left the shores of Nigeria.

” Nigeria can’t be travelling for a big tournament like this and the next thing is for the the media to awash with story like this.

“We need to put our house in order if the Super Falcons must put in their best at the tournament.”

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  • Ako Amadi 12 months ago

    The NFF is a nest of the most corrupt and unpatriotic Nigerians Voracious feeders on public funds, their illiterate leader has no idea of onflict resolution in a modern organisation!

  • Will A Lack Of Spies Sink Super Falcons War Efforts?

    It is a well known practice in the world of combat for oppositions to spy on each others capabilities in order to identify weaknesses to exploit, thereby bringing about the downfall of their foes.

    Sadly, of late, I have become accustomed to reading articles after articles of how rival coaches defeated Nigeria. “How We Defeated The Super Eagles/Falcons” headlines followed painful losses against the following opponents in the last 2 years: Ghana, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau and Tunisia, to mention but a few.

    We have gathered more of those headlines than trophies recently; how the mighty has fallen.

    Anyway, one common thread in those revelations was how those teams studied Nigeria to identify our weaknesses which they claimed to exploit to bring to bear our downfall.

    Now, the Super Falcons’ unhappy boss Randy Waldrum has claimed that the NFF has not equipped him with Reconnaissance Spies.

    “Why don’t I have an analyst, why don’t we have scouts (to spy on opponents?” asked Randy in a highly publicised YouTube interview recently.

    Unfortunately, the lady who can help him do exactly that has been allegedly banned from the camp by the NFF.

    “I don’t sit around and wait,” said erstwhile assistant Lauren Gregg, “for example, I gave Randy a report for Canada already,” she stated.

    “None of the other coaches there have done it. I have spent 20-30 hours analyzing multiple games of Canada to help them get ready for their first game. And I’m probably not even going.” She concluded.

    It has been anything but a conventional preparation for the Super Falcons ahead of this World Cup. Months of pent up grievances for all parties – players, coaches and NFF – appear to be coming to the fore.

    At least, on the training pitch, Personal Trainer Kyle Quigley appears to have his focus intact as the ladies continue to train tirelessly. Yesterday, the sight of seeing two groups of Falcons, one in red and the other in blue tops, wheezing across the screen in their training sessions was reassuring.

    Also reassuring was my investigation that showed that group opponents Canada and Australia last played friendly matches in April, the same month Nigeria played two friendlies in Turkey.

    In fact, Canada (who have had their own crisis this year over funding cuts, wage disparity with their male counterparts and inadequate training facilities) only just released their final list for the World Cup over the weekend.

    So, Nigeria doesn’t have monopoly of crisis, ours are just unique and rooted in a dilapidated football infrastructure.

    Randy will just have to do it without spies and analysts if the NFF fails to provide him with these. How far the team can go in this tournament is anyone’s guess.

    But we fans haven’t given up on this team despite all the administrative and financial turmoil. Hopefully they too won’t give up on themselves.

  • Ako Amadi 12 months ago

    NFF should apply to the FG to disburse 5% of the Abacha Loot to the football house That should help.

  • Which Abacha loot? The loot will be looted by those nff crooks, they will even work toowards the girls not making it to the second round so that they can divert the money into their pockets. Those guys are criminals that need to be investigated.

  • I was one of the fans that pleaded for public support towards the new nff. However, based on the statements, actions, and attitudes of the current nff, i have no doubt that Gusau leadership is a continuation of Picnic madness.
    The nff is one of the most funded organization in the country. The problem is mismanagement and lack of accountability. The EFCC has a special file on the nff but because of the pandermic corruption in the country, its business as usual. That’s the reason the most corrupt and worst nff ever is still representing Nigeria at FIFA. Despite receiving various funding funding supports from Govt., corporate and FIFA, the nff under Picnic owed every personnel involved in all our football team including male and female U-17,20,Olympic and senior teams.
    To protect their corrupt mechanism, Picnics team ensured that the leadership of the nff remains under their control. The module operandi is that while his gang of thieves continue their nefarious and disdain acts at nff, Picnic pulls the string of protection and ban threats across FIFA and CAF.
    On recent years, some countries have sanctioned and jailed their football association leaders without any issue with FIFA and their continental bodies. Ghana did it without getting sanctioned.
    It’s time for the EFCC/DSS to look into the nff situation holistically for a better future.

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  • Ako Amadi 12 months ago

    The NFF should be investigated by the CIA if the EFCC does not have the capabilty

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