Sports Ministry Gives NFF Go-Ahead To Disburse FIFA’s $2m Fund 

Sports Ministry Gives NFF Go-Ahead To Disburse FIFA’s $2m Fund 

The NFF Executive Committee has been given the go ahead by the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, to share the two million dollar (#772m) fund from FIFA across the various clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues, Completesports.com reports.

This was contained in a communique of the meeting of the NFF Executive Committee which was held via video conference on Monday, 10th August 2020.

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The fund is meant to serve as a booster for their preparation ahead of the 2020/2021 League Season.

After consultations with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the board endorsed the proposal from the Secretariat for the sum  to disbursed to football bodies which include Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League.

The total sum is made up of $1,000,000 (#386m) for FIFA’s support for restarting the football season and $500,000 (#193m) being FIFA’s dedicated support for women’s football.

Also, the sum of $300,000 (#115.8m) is for CAF’s support to its member associations and $200,000 (#77.2m)for NFF’s support from Sponsors’ Funds.

By James Agberebi

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  • Ako Amadi 10 months ago

    The funds are from FIFA to NFF. The Sports Ministry should not have a say on how it is disbursed

    • Dr. Simon Idohou 10 months ago

      So football no bi sport again abi?
      NFF no dey under sport ministry abi?
      shebi na musik or movie industry e belong to ?
      Sport ministry no get say for Football affairs again abi?…What a Brainless statement!!!
      When festive games like Olympics come, footballers go do their own marching separately from the others, abi?

    • Ako Amadi 10 months ago

      Dr.Simon Idohou. I’m not brainless as you announce. I see that you have “doctor” attached to your name, but check out the FIFA statutes which stress non-interference of governments in professional associations of members. FIFA insists on less influence of governments that could result in corruption and bullying and politicization of soccer. Governments are to guarantee security and structural facilities but not to direct on how FIFA contributions to a country are to be used.My friend I hope you realise that FIFA suspends national associations if they establish an overbearing influence of a government.The NFF is an elected body of Nigeria’s football associations and not a component of a political party.

  • Emmanuel 10 months ago

    Dr Simon,your words are too harsh on @Ako, you could simply have made explaination on how it works,”what a brainless statement” is too harsh and far in between.This platform is for educational purpose,so that we educate ourselves on issues and topics we don’t seem to understand.One person here once told me here to use my common sense,but in actual sense he’s not half as sensible as I am.Pls we should be mindful how we relate with ourselves as adults we truly are.

    • Come to think of it, the Dr seems not to understand FIFA rule as regards government interference. Which makes @Ako statement very sensible.