At Long last!Nigeria’s Female Team Gets Kits for AWC
Nigeria Football Federation NFF,have confirmed that its senior women’s national team have finally received their kits for the Ghana 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations on Thursday in Abidjan after they arrived at their training camp in Ivory Coast without their kits.
The NFF had pointed accusing fingers to Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung for its inability to provide kits for team
before their departure. It was alleged that the kits were seized because of lack of funds, as the squad was still awaiting the release of funds from the sports ministry.
This was, however, denied by Nneka Anibeze, media aide of sports minister, Solomon Dalung.
However, the Nigeria Football Federation spokesman Ademola Olajire told Punch correspondent on Thursday that the team have received their kits for the competition.
“Well, they have their kits now. They were delivered to them today (Thursday),” he said in a text.
Eight-time African champions Super Falcons, who are in Group B with Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Zambia, travelled to Abidjan on Tuesday with different attires, with reports alleging that the team had their kits held at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, with just 10 days to their first match against Banyana Banyana in Cape Coast.