Local

The Falconets Are Not Stranded In Turkey- NFF Secretary

The Falconets Are Not Stranded In Turkey- NFF Secretary

The Falconets Are Not Stranded In Turkey- NFF Secretary

The Falconets Are Not Stranded In Turkey- NFF Secretary

The Falconets missed their flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Nigeria, according to Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation. He also claims that they were not left stranded in the European country.

ALSO, READ Nigerian Air Force, Turkey Plan Collaboration To Tackle Terrorism

Sanusi’s assertion came after news that the Falconets, who had crashed out of the competition and left Costa Rica, the host country for the 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup, on Monday, were stuck in Istanbul.

The athletes were photographed dozing off on chairs and bare floors while awaiting their flights in Istanbul.

In a chat with The PUNCH, Sanusi described the reports as mischievous and misleading, saying the girls missed their connecting flight.

The Falconets Are Not Stranded In Turkey- NFF Secretary

“The Falconets were not stranded in Turkey; to say the girls were stranded is a mischievous statement. It’s the fault of the airline,” he told The PUNCH.

“By the time they arrived in Istanbul, the connecting Turkish Airline flight that was supposed to convey them from Turkey to Abuja had left and the Falconets had to wait for the next flight.”

ALSO, READ NFF Remembers Samuel Okwaraji, Who Died During A Match At The National Stadium 33 Years Ago

Sanusi said the Falconets had finally boarded a flight to Abuja.

The Falconets won all their group stage matches in Costa Rica but lost to The Netherlands 2-0 in the quarter-finals to exit the tournament.


24SevenHUB.CO brings updates on the latest news, tech tips and information, job recruitments for Nigerians, foreigners and remote jobs for seekers, and,  much more… Here, you can read and share thoughts, ideas, and opinions and get real-time updates from around the globe.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: