The Nigeria senior women’s team arrived in Bata, mainland Equatorial Guinea on Friday morning, and after catching up with some rest, had a light training session at a venue not far from the team hotel.
Led by NFF Executive Committee members Ibrahim Gusau and Dilichukwu Onyedinma, the delegation arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s administrative capital on Thursday night, and slept there before proceeding to Bata on Friday morning.
“The Equatorial Guinea FA officials have been behaving funny, but we expected that. They have been trying to frustrate our team,” said NFF official Tunde Aderibigbe, who is on the delegation.
NFF protocol official Barnabas Joro added: “The FA sent only one member of their staff to receive us at the airport in Bata, and since then, we have not seen them.
“We need information on the match coordination meeting, tickets for members of the Nigeria community here and so on. But they are nowhere to be found. Even when we went to the FA office in Bata on Friday afternoon, the place was locked.
“It was through our own efforts and that of the staff of the Embassy of Nigeria, who have remained with us, that we were able to get somewhere for the team to train.”
However, it is expected that the Super Falcons will be allowed to have the official training at the match venue – Stade Nkoatoma de Bata – on Saturday evening by 4pm.