AFCON 2019 qualifier : NFF raises the alarm over cash

Posted on Jun 8 2017 - 1:54am by admin

Says it has no money to prosecute S/Africa tie

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja 

The Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) has cried out over her inability to boost cash to prosecute the crucial Africa countries Cup qualifier against South Africa barely three days to the all-important come upon.

A dependable supply at the Glass house who spoke in confidence printed that regardless of supplying its financial requirement via President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of body of workers, Abba Kyari to the acting President, Prof Yomi Osinbajo, who wasted no time to approve the request, the football federation is yet to have in mind why the fund has not been released few days to the the most important recreation.

The source equally printed that the placement has crippled all actions and logistics for the suit as the federation can not facilitate anything in the interim for the game, including that it was once now in a repair on what to do for the clash scheduled for the Nest of Champions in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

while emphasizing that the leadership of the NFF has persevered to bank on hope of getting the authorized cash, the source mentioned: “i do know that the federation has for over the past two months forwarded the requirements to prosecute this match.

“i am additionally conscious that the acting President being a eager supporter of the national crew has approved the money; however sadly no dime has been released to the football federation and we now have barely three days away to the very the most important sport.

“When the super Eagles again from France, we took Alex Iwobi and one other player to pay a visit to the executive of workforce who offered our monetary request to the performing President and he wasted no time to approve it. however we are stunned that until this second, the approved money are but to get to the federation and that is seriously affecting our preparations for the fit,” the highest NFF professional lamented.

The tremendous Eagles have did not qualify for the 2 earlier editions of the championship while defending champions, losing the ticket after they managed a disappointing 2-2 draw with the South Africans within the final staff qualifying fit at the similar Nest of Champions stadium.


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