Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have promised that players and crew in the female national team, Super Falcons will fly to Accra, Ghana for the Africa Women Cup of Nations is a formal uniform.
In reaction to the furore that visited the Falcons’ flight to their final training base at Sol Beni in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, with the players wearing multi-coloured personal attires, an official told footballlive.ng that it was not done in error.
The official pointed out that the team only traveled out to continue camping in Abidjan, before heading to the competition proper after eight days, before which some players would still be dropped.
He argued that since the Falcons’ final list had not been released as at the time of their trip to Abidjan on Wednesday, there was no need for the team to travel in a specially designed uniform, as advocated by the fans and media, who raised umbrage over the development.
“There was nothing to be ashamed about in how the players traveled out on Wednesday,” the official stressed.
“There were only going for another phase in their pre-competition camping, so there was no need to give them a uniform or formal kit.
“The truth is that arrangements have already been made to hand the kit to them in Abidjan, after the final list is made.
“They will all wear the same kit for their trip to Ghana on November 14, which will be Nigeria’s official arrival for AWCON 2018.”