The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr Mohammed Sanusi, has said the Falconets missed their flight from Turkey to Nigeria, adding that they were not stranded in the European nation.
Sanusi’s stated this amid reports that the Falconets, who left Costa Rica, venue of the U-20 Women’s World Cup on Monday, after crashing out of the competition, were stranded in Istanbul, Turkey.
The players were pictured sleeping on bare floors and chairs at the Istanbul airport waiting for their flight.
In an interview on Wednesday, Sanusi described the reports as mischievous and misleading, adding that the girls missed their connecting flight.
“The Falconets were not stranded in Turkey; to say the girls were stranded is a mischievous statement. It’s the fault of the airline.
“By the time they arrived in Istanbul, the connecting Turkish Airline flight that was supposed to convey them from Turkey to Abuja had left and the Falconets had to wait for the next flight,” he said.
Sanusi added that the Falconets had finally boarded a flight to Abuja.