Authorities plan to ban several Super Falcons stars and some of
the coaches could lose their jobs as fallout from the standoff over
Falcons striker Francisca Ordega will among the stars to be axed
after she allegedly said she regrets playing for the country.
The USA-based star was later blasted by NFF president Amaju
Pinnick for her comments.
“I can categorically state here that the name Ordega will never be
heard or seen in a Super Falcons team list again. This I was told
by another top official of the football house,” a source informed.
“No less than 10 of these players could be banned for life for
ridiculing their fatherland before the international media and
henceforth, the NFF may draw up a code of conduct to guide
against future occurrences.”
“The coaches and officials are not left out as they could lose their
jobs for not standing firm in support of the federation when it
Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung visited the team
Thursday and pleaded with them for understanding before their
outstanding allowances and bonuses.
But the girls have dug in, insisting they will only quit their hotel
when they get their monies.