Falcons release AWCON trophy

Super Falcons have finally released the African Women Cup of Nations trophy they won this month in Cameroon to the Federal Government.

The Nigeria senior women national team had embarked on a sit-in protest at their Abuja hotel, over the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Federal Government to pay their outstanding match bonuses and allowances.

They had defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the AWCON final on December 3 in the final game in Yaoundé to win the cup for a record eighth time.

The trophy was handed over to the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, on Thursday.

Sanusi said the trophy would be presented to the appropriate authority and thanked the Federal Government for the release of funds to pay the team.