Ogenyi Onazi in the background in action for Nigeria vs Algeria
Thursday Dec 15, 2016. 21:05
Super Eagles star Ogenyi Onazi has thrown his weight behind protesting African champions Super Falcons by donating a million Naira to them.
A source close to the team revealed the Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder showed concern about the ladies plight.
"Onazi is a fantastic man and supported the Falcons with the sum of one million Naira, that really helped the ladies,” a source reported.
“He also gave one of the injured players 200,000 Naira for her treatment.
“He is a wonderful guy. I was aware some of the girls called him to complain about their plight and he helped them."
The Falcons have embarked on a sit-in protest at their Abuja hotel and also staged a protest march demanding for their entitlements to be paid.
Several former Nigeria stars including Garba Lawal, Joseph Yobo and Nwankwo Kanu have equally spoken against the shabby treatment the Falcons have been subjected to since they won a record eighth women’s AFCON in Cameroon.
By Olusola Alao