Connect with us

Sports

NFF shares FIFA’s $772 million COVID-19 relief funds for clubs, leagues, journalists

Published

Nigeria Football Federation

On Tuesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said it would disburse $2 million to clubs and leagues in order to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The relief fund consists of $1 million from FIFA’s support for restarting the football season; $500,0000 from FIFA’s grant for women’s football; $300,000 of CAF support to member associations and $200,000 from sponsors of the Nigerian FA.

“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 million only to be shared across the various football clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues,” NFF said in a statement.

The beneficiary leagues are the Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women’s Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League.

MORE READING!  Suarez ends Barca contract, agrees terms with Atletico

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Football has yet to resume in a bid to curtail the spread of the disease which has infected nearly 47,000 and killed almost 1,000 people in the country.





Trending