NFF To Blame For Super Falcons Airport Disgrace
The NFF Secretariat will have to take the full blame for the disgrace the victorious Super Falcons (PICTURED) suffered at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on their arrival from Abidjan early Thursday.
The Super Falcons qualified for this year’s WAFCON in Morocco in style after they did the double over Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday only for them to be delayed and intimidated by their own country’s officials over routine Covid-19 tests on their return home.
The team apparently were not accompanied by a protocol officer for the trip to Abidjan and there was also no such officer to receive them on their return.
A similar drama was averted recently involving the Super Eagles on their return from the AFCON in Cameroon because there was a protocol officer with them.
It was also obvious that the secretariat failed to make any prior arrangement with the authorities at the airport to avert the avoidable disgrace that ensued due to their gross incompetence and lack of any sense of duty.
However, in a quickly prepared press release, the NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi tried to exonerate his office from any blame, claiming another group of passengers, who tried to beat the Covid protocol, had caused the misunderstanding between the Falcons delegation and the airport authorities.
The various videos of this unfortunate incident, which have since gone viral on social media, did not show any other set of passengers arriving at the same time with the women’s national team.