NFF Receives FIFA’s $500, 000 COVID-19 Relief Grant

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has confirmed receipt of the $500, 000 FIFA relief fund, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can confirm

The nation’s football governing body made the confirmation Monday after it held an executive committee meeting held via video conferencing on Thursday, 14th May 2020

In an eight-point communique issued Monday, 18th May, the executive committee directed the Secretariat to immediately set machinery in motion to ensure the fund is utilized to the letter as advised by FIFA. The core areas approved for the

The committee noted that core areas approved for the utilization in line with the FIFA Forward 2.0 Programme include but not limited to Management and Staff salaries, men’s league, women’s league, referees’ development training, National Teams (including boys and girls’ youth teams), office operations, renovations and furnishing of Bauchi NFF/FIFA Technical Centre

“The Board acknowledged the advice of world football – governing body, FIFA on how the $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand American Dollars) relief fund sent to the NFF (as also provided for other Member Associations of FIFA), among other FIFA monies available to the NFF, should be spent. The board directed the Secretariat to immediately set machinery in motion to ensure the fund is utilized to the letter as advised by FIFA.

“The core areas approved for the utilization in line with the FIFA Forward 2.0 Program include but not limited to Management and Staff salaries, men’s league, women’s league, referees’ development training, National Teams (including boys and girls’ youth teams), office operations, renovations and furnishing of Bauchi NFF/FIFA Technical Centre,” part of the release stated.

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