Nigerians have criticized the manner the nation football apex body, NFF is treating the Super Falcons following a picture that emerged on social media.
Already, a hashtag #RespectOurSuperFalcons is already trending on Twitter as people are voicing their disappointment and condemnation against the obvious discrimination in handling issues that affect the Super Eagles and their female counterparts who are the defending and multiple African Champions.
The Falcons who jetted to Abidjan to continue preparations for the 2018 African Women’s Nations Cup in Ghana this month were dressed in mufti, unlike their male counterparts; the Super Eagles, who are usually properly kitted while going for such tournaments.
The eight-time champions are presently at the renowned Sol Beni, Abidjan (Academy of 1998 African champions ASEC Mimosas FC) for an eight-day final camping where they will depart for Ghana on Wednesday, 14th November.
However, what caught the attention of social media users was the manner the team and technical crew traveled out of Nigeria without proper kits.
Hotsportstv.com reproduce some of the Tweet.
— Tosin Damilola (@tos_dam) November 6, 2018
— Baba Oba (@PeterOmoh10) November 6, 2018
” Baba Oba @PeterOmoh10 Treat these girls with some dignity, haba”
What does it take to respect these ladies? Totally unfair.
— Andrew Randa (@RandaAndrew) November 6, 2018
Andrew Randa @RandaAndrew What does it take to respect these ladies? Totally unfair. How can you allow them travel this way?
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) November 6, 2018
The coaching crew also needs to be blamed for this show of shame. On what ground did they allow this sort of dressing? Can't they wear their training kits at worst? #RespectOurSuperFalcons
— Azeez Oladimeji Kazeem (@AOK4SURE) November 7, 2018
Azeez Oladimeji Kazeem @AOK4SURE The coaching crew also needs to be blamed for this show of shame. On what ground did they allow this sort of dressing? Can’t they wear their training kits at worst? #RespectOurSuperFalcons