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NFF BUDGETS N5.9 BILLION FOR FOOTBALL IN 2016


The country’s football house has earmarked
the huge amount to facilitate football
activities towards a better outing next year
The Nigeria Football Federation has
presented a 2016 budget of 5.9 billion naira
to the National Assembly for the funding of
its football activities next year.

In a document made available to
congressmen at its 71st Annual General
Assembly, the NFF is confident its recent
financial challenges would soon be forgotten
with the nod of the legislators.
It recalled that the NFF failed to meet its
obligations on payment of allowances and
salaries of players and coaches of the
various national teams; hence the Sports
Minister ordered the payment of all
outstanding wages.

A sum of N1.5 billion would be spent on Super
Eagles’ participation in the Championship of
African Nations (CHAN) scheduled for
Rwanda from January 16 to February 7,
2016.

The budgeted amount would cover the team’s
camping, overseas training tour including its
participation in the competition.
The NFF also budgeted 672 million naira for
the U20 Fifa Women World Cup billed for
Papua New Guinea from November 13 to
December 3 next year and earmarked 369
million naira for Dream Team’s Rio 2016
Olympics campaign.

The Federation set aside 920 million naira
for Super Falcons' preparation, qualifiers
and participation in the 2016 African
Women Championship in Cameroon, while the
Flying Eagles' preparation and participation
in the U-20 Cup of Nations would require 620
million naira.

It also budgeted 651 million naira for Super
Sand Eagles campaign in the 2016 COPA
Lagos Beach Soccer championship, 115 million
naira for grassroots youth championships as
well as 286 million naira for payment of
coaches' salaries.