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FG Release Emergency Funds for NFF

The Federal government has made emergency funds available to the Nigeria Football Federation in preparation for the World Cup qualifier against  Zambia in Ndola on Sunday.

The funds will cover travel arrangements for for Super Eagles to avoid another national embarrassment like the team suffered during the Rio Olympics.

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung,  revealed he will be accompanying the national team to Zambia. “We are prepared for  the match against  Zambia.  I will be travelling along with the team to give them moral and physical support.”

He  added, “One thing Nigerians would need to know more is that, in competitions like this, some of the players are coming from outside and there are of course international obligations relating to  some of the allowances, bonuses, money you need to pay for their tickets, insurance before they come. These issues have been sorted out completely.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick earlier in the week admitted that the Super Eagles may not attend Sunday’s FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier due to financial challenges. The NFF boss told the senate committee on sports that the body need government intervention to prosecute the game.


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