Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to release the sum of Two million US dollars to clubs and other stakeholders of the game in Nigeria.
The money which is an accumulation of grants from FIFA, CAF and NFF Sponsors is aimed at cushioning the effects of Covid-19 on teams and also aid their preparation ahead of new season.
The decision which was reached at the Executive Board Members meeting on 10th of August held via video conference featured among many other football developmental issues.
“After consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Board endorsed the proposal from the Secretariat for the lump sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million American Dollar Only) to be shared across the various football clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues.”
The leagues to benefit are, Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League, as a booster for their preparation ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
The Board noted that the “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 has tentatively scheduled the new football season to starts in September/ October this year after last season was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.