The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, affirmed that the Falconets were not stranded in Turkey but rather missed their flight from Istanbul contrary to wide-spread report that the girls were stranded in the European nation.
This comes in the wake of serious backlash from the public after the returning falconets were pictures sleeping on the bare floor at the Istabul airport while awaiting their flight after crashing out of the under 20 world cup ongoing in Costa Rica.
“The Falconets were not stranded in Turkey; to say the girls were stranded is a mischievous statement. It’s the fault of the airline,” he told The PUNCH.
“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 confirmed that the Falconets had finally boarded a flight to Abuja.