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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