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FG: We’re Yet to reward AFCON Women Champions, Falcons

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•Blames economy, security
…Dayo Adeniyi

The Federal Government of Nigeria has blamed the worsening economic also occasioned by militancy in the Niger Delta region the country for its inability to reward the Super Falcons that won the just concluded African Women‎ Championship in Cameroon.

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday, while responding to questions by State House correspondent on the ill-treatment of the Falcons‎, who have resorted to protest to get their match bonuses.

Mohammed said issue, which is being addressed was before before the Federal Executive Council meeting by the the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung.

“Over time, it has become tradition to reward victorious athletes of sports persons but I think this is caused by the biting economic situation.

“The Minister of Youths and Sports is handling the matter. It was reported under other matters today at the council,” he said. ‎

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