AWCON: SERAP drags FG, NFF to United Nations over discriminatory

But players have said they would not cease their sit-in until they are paid.

Nigeria's Super Falcons' Captain lifted the AWCON Cup after beaten Cameroon in the final of the tournament.

Yesterday, Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, told state house correspondents in Abuja that the reason the Super Falcons who recently won the African Women Cup of Nations have not been paid their allowances is because they were not expected to win the competition.

"While a State's compliance with the obligations under these treaties is assessed in the light of financial and other resources, a lack of resources can not justify inaction or indefinite postponement of implementation". We know we have financial commitments to you (players and officials of the Super Falcons) and we have not at any time stated otherwise, but the money is not readily available at the moment.

"It is about time we put things right, enough of all these messing around by the NFF", she said, adding that the players were unperturbed by reported threats by the NFF to ban them from playing for the country. "To hold otherwise is to undermine the integrity of the global human rights treaties and ILO conventions which Nigeria has ratified". He has been energetically pushing the cases of the various national teams.

According to reports, the Super Falcons and the Falconets have not received their bonuses and alliances and the NFF is paying a foreign coach $47,000 a month and still complains of been broke. "Fair and non-discriminatory systems represent best practices, consistent with Nigeria's worldwide human rights obligations and commitments".

"With what is happening to players of the Super Falcons how would I encourage my daughter to play football?"

The Falcons, who won the Championship in Cameroon are now having a sit in in an hotel over unpaid allowances.

It is very sad and unsafe to our female football in Nigeria that African Champions- the Falcons are still in dark over their unpaid bonuses and allowances. "Yet, the Super Eagles has not over the years been as successful as their female counterparts". Similarly, various International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions such as ILO C100, Equal Remuneration Convention and ILO C111, Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention also specify equal pay and pay equity obligations.

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