EDITORIAL: Satanic Attack On Super Falcons Proves NFF Disregard For National Asset
www.insideglasshouse.com, which is the conscience of Nigeria Football, wishes to CONDEMN without fear or favour the recent attack by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on nine-time African champions Super Falcons after they failed to “win” the inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup.
The official press statement report on the Falcons 4-2 loss was DISTATESFUL, UNETHICAL and done in TOTAL BAD FAITH.
NFF may have owned up to this by making two corrections of the original statement, but unfortunately THE DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.
The Aisha Buhari Cup, which was reduced to a series of friendlies because those responsible to run our football did not do their homework properly, was for the girl-child and “To Play For Good”.
Sadly, the organisers worked against these noble objectives by the statement that roundly rubbished Desire Oparanozie, whose solitary goal won the country the 2016 Women’s AFCON in Cameroon.
It is no coincidence that it was the same lady who was stripped of the captaincy and barred from the team for two years after she allegedly led a pay strike at the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France.
She had to tender a letter of apology before she was recalled by coach Randy Waldrum.
Corrections and apologies only after a MEDIA BACKLASH are not enough to brush aside that Satanic statement by the NFF.
We are not shocked by the SICKENING ATTITUDE of the NFF towards the Super Falcons if it is recalled how the ladies were MESSED UP BIG TIME by the same federation just after they won the 2016 Women’s AFCON in Cameroon.
Their “sin” was simply because they demanded for their rights.
WE NOW DEMAND that those behind this OFFICIAL statement be brought to book to avoid a repeat of this MONUMENTAL DISGRACE.
We also SERIOUSLY WARN that if the NFF continued with this POOR ATTITUDE towards the team, Ghana and not Nigeria will in October advance to the next round of next year’s Women’s AFCON, which also serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
APOLOGIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED should the Super Falcons fail again.