- Amaju Pinnick says FIFA's recent $500,000 is not for palliative
- The NFF president added that the money is for development of football
- Football in every part of the world has been suspended
Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigeria Football Federation had cleared the air on the $500,000 money FIFA gave each member recently saying that it is not for covid-19 palliative.
The whole sporting events in the world have been suspended due to the threat of coronavirus in which all the Football Association in all countries are struggling.
And due to lockdown everywhere in the world, world football governing body then decided to release money to all their members as financial assistance.
After the announcement, there have been talks that the money FIFA gave is coronavirus relief fund in which Amaju Pinnick has now rubbished.
He explained that the money is the yearly statutory allocation given to member federations by FIFA for the smooth running of football.
“As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I have seen a few enquiries about FIFA’s release of funds to member associations, I feel it’s my duty to update on how things stand.
“Every year, there are statutory allocations that federations receive from FIFA, for the smooth running of football in different federations.
''However, these funds come with statutory specific areas of obligations. In other words; if FIFA gives you money for youth development, you cannot use that money for anything else.
''This is part of FIFA’s plans to help ameliorate hardships that this novel coronavirus has and will cause. It is not a palliative, as some have speculated,” Pinnick said.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa has taken to social media to show off his new latest car collection which is 2019 Mercedes GWagon worth N120M.
The former Kano Pillars' star is considered to be one of the richest footballers in Nigeria considering the money he has made while playing in Russia and the Premier League.
After the retirement of former Chelsea star Mikel Obi from the national team, Ahmed Musa was considered next as the captain of the Super Eagles.
Even before he became full captain, the former Leicester City star has shown a good charisma of a leader in the national team.
According to some reports, Ahmed Musa is earning close to N1.2 billion annually in Saudi Arabia where he currently plays for Al-Nassr.
And considering the money he takes home every week, Ahmed Musa can buy anything he wishes to have.
While posting the photo of his new car on his official social media page, Ahmed Musa who is currently in Kano thanked God for the gift of life.
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