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Former Super Falcons Star Cries Out As N10m Reward for Class of ’99 Allegedly Disappears

A former Super Falcons star Patience Avre who is based in the United States has alleged that N10 million reward offered to the team by the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyeama has been diverted into private pocket by some of her teammates, Correct Score reports.

In 2021, the NFF honoured the 1999 set of the Super Falcons for reaching the quarter-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Coach Ismaila Mabo led the team that almost reached the semis, before they were defeated by Brazil at the tournament held in USA ’99.

Coach Ismaila Mabo led the team that almost reached the semis, before they were defeated by Brazil at the tournament held in USA ’99.

After the Nigerian football house promised each player $1000, Allen Onyeama, the chairman of Air Peace then announced a donation of N10million.

Patience Avre
Super Falcons’ star Patience Avre in action at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Photo: A. Messerschmidt Source: Getty Images

Avre who could not make it to the award ceremony in Lagos has now lamented that the largesse have been pocketed by some of her teammates. She said via Guardian:

“I made the Super Falcons squad on merit, and I did not sleep with any coach before I was selected for a major tournament.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons produced the highest number of players selected in the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Women’s CAF Team of the Year for 2021.

Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Osinachi Ohale and Ngozi Okobi are the Nigerians recognized by IFFHS who had an outstanding 2021 to merit a place in the African team of the year.

Oshoala was a key member of the Barcelona side that won the treble in Europe that includes UEFA Women’s Champions League, the Primera División and Copa de la Reina while also contributing lots of goals to the team’s success.

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Falcons of Nigeria legend Mercy Akide weighed in her opinion when linked with the Super Eagles coaching job.

Her response during the interaction stated that she could give the Super Eagles coaching role a try as Football live quoted her response as ‘why not?’ The current head coach of Regent University Women’s Soccer team took time to speak about her coaching inspirations and her dedication to also empower the girl child back home.

Source: SportsBrief.com