THE Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is broke. This has made it difficult for the federation to raise fund for all the national teams representing the country in different international championships.
Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 19, in Abuja, said that the board was faced with serious financial challenges, even as it worked hard to ensure that the national teams were able to get the best preparations to enable them do well in their respective tournaments.
He disclosed that the NFF board was also battling very hard to repay a huge debt portfolio, which it inherited from the former board led by Aminu Maigari.
Pinnick, however, noted that the huge debt was not as a result of the recklessness of the current board, but because the board was determined to give the national teams quality preparation for championships, which yielded positive results with the victories Nigeria recorded within the past four years.
“We are facing very difficult times preparing all the national teams with little fund such as bringing about 20 Super Eagles players to camp for a match takes between $80,000 to $90, 000. Things are very difficult for us at the federation. In spite of that we are still trying to put certain things in order,” he said.
— Jun 1, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT