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Super Falcons Crowned WAFU’s Champions

Super Falcons Crowned WAFU’s Champions

Nigeria beat host Cote d’Ivoire 5-4 on penalties in the final on Saturday (18 May 2019) in Abidjan to be crowned champions of the 2019 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) ‘B’ Women’s Championship. Tournament sensation Uchenna Kanu levelled for Nigeria in the final minute of added-on time (90+4), cancelling Koko Ange’s spectacular free-kick opener in […]

All Stars Women Football Carnival Kicks Off In Lagos

All Stars Women Football Carnival Kicks Off In Lagos

A Swiss national, Hans Kramer has appealed to other expatriates in the country to motivate Nigerian women footballers by being involved in the 21st All Stars Football Carnival in Lagos. Kramer, who is the Acting President, Amalgamation of Nigerian Women Football Club Coaches (ANWCC) and had played a key role in the annual Amalgamation of Nigerian […]

Super Falcons Storm NASS In Protest Against Non-Payment Of Allowances

Super Falcons Storm NASS In Protest Against Non-Payment Of Allowances

The victorious Nigeria’s female national team, the Super Falcons, on Wednesday morning, stormed the National Assembly in protest against the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). The Super Falcons won the just concluded 10th edition of the African Women championship held in Cameroon, making it the 8th time Nigeria won the […]

SERAP Drags FG, NFF To UN Over Unfair Falcons treatment

SERAP Drags FG, NFF To UN Over Unfair Falcons treatment

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the UN Working Group on the issues of discrimination against women in law and in practice requesting the body to use its mandates and position to urgently request the Nigerian government and the Nigerian Football Federation to end the discriminatory and unfair treatment of the players […]

Unpaid Nigeria’s Super Falcons Withhold Nations Cup Trophy In Protest

Unpaid Nigeria’s Super Falcons Withhold Nations Cup Trophy In Protest

The Nigeria national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, are still holding on to the Africa Women’s Nations Cup won last weekend in Cameroon in protest against the government’s failure to pay them. Though the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday reassured the African champions that they will receive all their entitlements, […]

Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Salaries

Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Salaries

Players and officials of the victorious Super Falcons arrived in Lagos yesterday from Cameroun, where they defeated the Lionesses to win their 10th African Women Nations Cup title. The players were received at the Murtala Muhammad Airport by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and other board members, including Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau. Amaju […]

Buhari Congratulates Victorious Super Falcons

Buhari Congratulates Victorious Super Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon on Saturday at the final game of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde. In a statement his media aide, the President, who described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet […]

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria’s women out-kick the men

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria’s women out-kick the men

In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani blows her vuvuzela for Nigeria’s Super Falcons. Last week, Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, secured a place in the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Cameroon later this year. Three weeks ago, their […]