- Falconets crashed out of the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup after a 2-0 loss to The Netherlands in the quarterfinal
- The Nigerian girls had a turbulent trip back home from Costa Rica, which reportedly lasted three days
- Goalkeeper of the side Omini Oyono disclosed that some of the girls did not bath while the journey lasted
The goalkeeper of Nigeria’s Super Falconets, Omini Oyono, has narrated the terrible experience faced by the team during their return trip to Nigeria after the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Nigeria's Falconets crashed out of the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup after a 2-0 loss to The Netherlands in the quarter-final stage.
They were later spotted sleeping on the bench and chairs of the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, as the Nigeria Football Federation was heavily criticised.
Less than a month after the incident, the team’s goalkeeper Omini Oyono disclosed that it was terrible that most of the girls did not bathe for three days.
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She told Anthony Nlebem of Punch Newspapers:
“It was not an easy thing, from when we departed from Costa Rica to Colombia, then to Turkey. To take your bath, you had to pay $18. Let me tell you the truth, I did not have my bath and most of us did not have our bath for three days.
“None of us could afford to pay $18 for a shower, so we stayed for days without having our bath. But some of the officials, like the backroom staff, who could afford to pay the $18, had their bath.”
Oyono said the team had a terrible experience at the Istanbul Airport as they had no choice. She added:
“That was not a good experience, it was a shame for me to sleep on the floor at the airport, but we had no choice at that moment but to accept it.”
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