The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to appear before it on Thursday over issues surrounding the protest by Super Falcons ahead of the female world cup which begins next week.
The House equally warned the NFF to immediately pay outstanding match bonuses and allowances to the Super Falcons.
The House also resolved to set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the dispute between the Super Falcons and the NFF and propose necessary reforms to prevent the planned protest and boycott of the Nigeria Female Football team at the Women’s World Cup also to prevent future occurrences.
The House resolutions followed a motion by Hon. Olumide Osoba, at the plenary on Wednesday
Moving the motion, Osoba said the national female football team is facing significant challenges and unrest threatening to disrupt participation in the upcoming Women’s World Cup.
He expressed concerns over the potential embarrassment and negative impact on the nation’s reputation if the planned protest and boycott are allowed to go ahead without intervention as witnessed in previous incidents involving the Nigerian women’s basketball team.
According to him, “The Super Falcons have threatened to boycott their opening game on July 21, resulting in potential embarrassment for the government and jeopardizing Nigeria’s participation in the tournament.” he said.
Recently,. Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum accused NFF of owing him 13 months salary and two years unpaid allowances for the players.