Nigerian music star, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia, has criticised the federal government for not paying the allowances and bonuses of the African championship-winning Super Falcons.
The senior female national team on Wednesday protested on the streets of Abuja, the federal capital territory, and besieged the national assembly to demand for their money.
2face Idibia, in an Instagram post, said someone deserves to be fired for the letdown and described the treatment of the players as a “heartless, disgraceful act”.
“Some people have been collecting outrageous salaries and allowances 4 doing nothing meanwhile this patriotic Nigerian girls have done us proud over and over and over and someone or some people feel say na their mouth money sweet pass or needs their money more than them.
“Shame on all tiers of government that have turned a blind eye on this issue. Somebody/some people need to be fired because [sic] of this heartless disgraceful act.”
The Super Falcons of Nigeria won the Africa female championship for a record eighth time.
The aggrieved players, who defeated hosts Cameroon, have vowed not to hand over the trophy to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) until they are paid.
“African champions deserve better. Pay your sports heroes,” 2face added.
The Super Falcons are being owed a total of $819,000 by the NFF.