The 2014 edition of the Under 20 Female World Cup tournament which held in Canada has been concluded, but the stench which oozed out from the mismanagement of funds is yet to simmer down. Monies paid by members, in expectation to process visa application suddenly developed wings.
flashpointnews.com.ng gathered that, before the tournament which held about a month ago, members of the Nigerian Supporters Club had paid money for the visa application to go to Canada to lift the spirit of the Under 20 female footballers known as Falconets.
Though, the Falconets came second after the final match loss to the German team, but what brought a devastating blow to many of the Nigerian supporters who had wished to go on the trip was the financial reckless of the executive members of the club.
According to information reaching flashpointnews.com.ng, visa fees were paid by several scores of the supporters, but many of the application forms were not submitted and monies were not accounted for.
The act, we gathered, infuriated members, and according to information, the aggrieved people decided to storm the secretariat after several weeks of demanding the refund of their visa fees without success. Sources say, most of the executive members got the beatings of the lives, and those fortunate amongst the officials quickly ran away to avoid being lynched.
A senior official who does not want his name mentioned, confirmed the incident, but added that, the matter is now under control. “Sincerely, there were some sort of mismanagement of funds, and you will also agree that the threat by FIFA to ban Nigeria, also added to the trouble, but we have resolved the issue” he said.
Effort to get the President-General of the Nigerian Supporters’ Club, Chief Rafiu Ladipo on his MTN line did not yield any result. More reports later.