The eleven-time African champions did the nation proud with the feat in Ivory Coast, but they were faced with a bizarre situation on their return
The Super Falcons of Nigeria beat Ivory Coast 1-0 on Wednesday to secure a ticket to the upcoming 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.
Still, on their return to Nigeria, they were held hostage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport for over four hours for no just reason.
The Super Falcons left Abidjan immediately after their 3-0 aggregate triumph over Ivory Coast and considering their feat, it would be only expedient that they received a warm welcome back.
But that was not the case, as the team was not allowed to leave the airport for over four hours due to “Covid-19 testing issues.”
Assistant captain Onome Ebi took to Twitter to share her displeasure at the treatment she and her teammates were passing through.
Also, UNAL Tigres star Uchenna Kanu was left in tears at the situation and had to be consoled by teammate Rasheedat Ajibade.
It’s sad how NFF treat the Super Falcons, the most decorated National Team in Africa.
They were stranded for over 3 hours on their arrival to Nigeria, locked inside the airport by NCDC officials despite Covid test from Abidjan & no NFF delegate to welcome them.
This is so sad pic.twitter.com/kBSq4mutAP
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) February 24, 2022
Francesca Ordega was also displeased by their predicaments and complained bitterly.