NFF: Nigerian football body to receive $300,000 from CAF as COVID-19 palliative

NFF: Nigerian football body to receive $300,000 from CAF as COVID-19 palliative

- NFF is one of the member associations of the continental football body CAF

- CAF will make grants of $300,000 available to all member associations

- The amount is to help each member cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic

Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a statement has stated that each member association is entitled to $300,000 as grant to help cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will also receive the said grant from the continental body as football has been suspended since mid-March due to the pandemic.

FIFA earlier announced that all member associations would be given a universal solidarity grant of $1m, with an additional $500,000 specifically for women’s football.

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Meanwhile, the president of the NFF Amaju Pinnick has cleared the air on the $500,000 money FIFA gave each member recently saying that it is not for COVID-19 palliative.

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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.

NFF: Nigerian football body to receive $300,000 from CAF as COVID-19 palliative

NFF president Amaju Pinnick. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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After the announcement, there have been talks that the money FIFA granted was a coronavirus relief fund in which Amaju Pinnick has now denied.

He explained that the money is the yearly statutory allocation given to member federations by FIFA for the smooth running of football.

''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," the statement said in part.

Also, former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo and that of the Super Falcons Perpetua Nkwocha have both been selected by Confederation of African Football in their fight against coronavirus.

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The world entirely has been affected by coronavirus which has stopped football games in many nations before matches are now returning to some countries in Europe.

Africa are not left behind of the problems Covid-19 brought as football activities have been suspended since March in many nations. earlier reported that Ogenyi Onazi is not slowing down with his investment in properties as latest reports have it that the Denizlispor of Turkey midfielder has acquired a new mansion in Lagos.

According to Nigerian outlet Futball Galore, the exotic house is located in the eyebrow area of Lekki where rich celebrities, footballers as well as politicians live.

It was gathered that the 27-year-old former Lazio of Italy sensation purchased the new house in celebration of the fourth-year wedding anniversary with his lovely wife Sandra.

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