NFF confirms readiness to share $2m support funds received from FIFA

NFF confirms readiness to share $2m support funds received from FIFA

- NFF have finally explained how the $2m (N773 million) they got from FIFA will be shared

- The Nigerian Professional Football League is expected to start later this year with this money

- All the 20 topflight clubs and also the Women's League will have a share of the FIFA money

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Nigerian Football Federation have finally confirmed their readiness and how they will share the $2m (N773 million) relief funds they got from FIFA who are in charge of world football.

For the past few weeks, there have been serious talks about the money the Nigerian Football Federation got from FIFA with key stakeholders and pundits asking the present NFF board when they will share it.

World football governing body FIFA decided to help their country members with some money due to the financial problems the outbreak of the coronavirus caused to football.

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Sporting activities in Nigeria have been suspended since March although there are plans for sports to resume this year.

The Nigerian Football Federation have now made it clear that they have met with the heads of the Sports Ministry and conclusion has been made on how the FIFA money will be shared.

''Total sum is made up of $1,000,000 (being FIFA’s support for restarting the football season); $500,0000 (being FIFA’s dedicated support for women’s football); $300,000 (CAF’s support to its Member Associations); $200,000 (NFF’s support from Sponsors’ Funds)'' NFF explained on their official twitter account.

Nigerian Women's League are expected to be the biggest beneficiary of this money considering the fact that they have been without sponsors for years.

Clubs in the Nigerian Professional League and also the National League will also get from this money that will be shared by the NFF.

NFF confirms readiness to share $2,000,000.00 support funds received from FIFA

NFF confirms readiness to share $2,000,000.00 support funds received from FIFA. Photo Credit: Getty
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Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles may soon get a new invitee into the squad after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) extended an invitation to Arsenal star Bukayo Saka to the national team.

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It is understood that the NFF have made the move after the British-born Nigerian attacker claimed he is of Nigerian heritage.

And it is now left for the 18-year-old to make a decision regarding which country he would love to represent between Nigeria or England.

Saka represented England at the U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 levels and his recent form for the Gunners this season could see him move straight into the senior team.

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