NFF President Confirms N620m Covid-19 Palliative From FIFA

Oluwole Ola

Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the Nigerian Football Federation has recently received $1.6m from world football governing body FIFA. The President in a statement on Twitter sent out his ‘huge appreciation’ to FIFA for the one million dollars it sent to the NFF for COVID-19 palliatives.

Pinnick went on to reveal that the NFF had earlier received another $600,000 from FIFA for FIFA Forward 2.0 projects in Birnin-Kebbi and Ugborodo.

At $300,000 each, the NFF will build mini-stadia in both centres to be completed by the end of March 2021. FIFA according to Pinnick has promised to also send an additional $500,000 sometime in January 2021, also as part of COVID-19 palliative efforts.

The NFF boss also confirmed the federation is expecting $300,000 from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in the coming days. A lot of money has been coming in for the NFF in the frame of COVID-19 palliatives and the federation in August 2020 showed how it has distributed it.

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