The Nigeria Football Federation has described as ‘unfortunate’ the incident that saw players and officials of the Super Falcons delayed for over three hours at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from Abidjan on Thursday morning.
According to the NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, the team was delayed due to COVID-19 protocols, adding that the situation was beyond the NFF.
He, however, said the NFF had apologised to the players and officials over the incident.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘NFF says airport incident ‘unfortunate’,’ shared on the verified Facebook page of the NFF on Thursday.
Sanusi was quoted as saying, “It was an unfortunate incident because we had our protocol officers on the ground at the airport and they did the needful before the team arrived. We are a responsible organisation and the various National Teams have been going out and returning to Nigeria since these COVID-19 protocols, procedures and guidelines started. We have never been caught napping.