Nigeria, Kenya 2014 World Cup Qualifier to Cost over N100m, Says NFF

05 Mar 2013

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Nigeria need over N100 million (more than $600,000) for a 2014 World Cup qualifier at home to Kenya on March 23.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary, Musa Amadu, told “It would cost us well over a hundred million to prosecute the game.

"This are not the best of times cash wise for the Federation but we are not relenting in ensuring that all goes well with the Nigeria Kenya WC qualifier.

"We are confident the money would come.”

On the unpaid AFCON bonus of over $ 1 million, Musa assured that it would be paid but no time frame was given.

"We would pay the bonuses very soon at least before the Eagles next game,” he said.

“It’s not in our character to owe but these are difficult times for the federation cash wise.”

NFF board member and head of finance committee Shehu Adamu has said the National Sports Commission is aware of their financial plight.

"We are waiting for the funds from NSC so we could start preparations for the Kenya match. The minister who is in charge of the ministry is aware of our programme and I am sure he will release the funds soon,” Adamu said.

“We have done the right thing and we expect the commission to do same so we could put something in place for our match against Kenya."

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