Nigeria U 20 served school pupils' meals
Women's U20 team,the Falconets, are having a torrid time ahead of their 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Tanzania this weekend.
The Falconets, who arrived in Benin City late on Tuesday night from Abuja by road, were paired four players per hotel room yesterday, and the officials were paired two per room.
That accommodation arrangement was unsatisfactory and the teenage girls had to be reshuffled to two persons per room when they complained bitterly on Wednesday. Another sticky point is that the Commissioner of Sports Edo State instructed the hotel staff at Prestige Hotel and Suites that they must collect money on the spot from the players who are not satisfied and demand for extra food, despite the 'school pupil' meals being served.
The Nigeria Football Federation have been blamed for the way these female players are being treated as this is not at par with the male players when they are on national team duties. Nigeria will face Tanzania at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday while the second leg is scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam on September 30.
Reports by Miyen Akiri