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The  Super Falcons  staged a sit-in protest in an Abuja hotel  on Tuesday demanding their entitlements for winning the African Women’s  Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Saturday from the Nigeria Football Federation, BBC Sport reports.

The team  clinched their eighth African title  with a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon.

They said  the NFF promised them that their outstanding allowances for qualifying and their win bonuses would be sorted before the start of the competition.

“We are tired of the lies and false promises from the NFF,” one player, who insisted on anonymity, told BBC Sport.

“They told us that we would be paid before the tournament in Cameroon, but that never happened.

“We continued playing and now we are owed additional allowances and bonuses for winning the competition itself.

“The only thing we understand right now is for them to pay and stop making promises.

“We have made it clear to the NFF president (Amaju Pinnick) and General Secretary (Mohammed Sanusi)  that we are going nowhere until we are paid.”

Since March, Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi and her assistants have only received a month’s salary.

The NFF  said in a statement that  Sanusi met with the players and their officials at the Agura Hotel on Tuesday.

“The NFF is not happy owing players and coaches, but present severe economic challenges inform that it can only continue to seek the understanding of these persons, as well as hoteliers, travel agents, management and staff until the situation improves,” Sanusi said in a statement.

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