NFF approved N 7.5 billion budget for 2020


From Halima  Abdulkadiri, Abuja

The Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee has approved a budget of 7.5 billion nairas for the year 2020 in an executive meeting held at Edo Heritage Hotel & Suites, Benin City.

The Executive committee, on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 approved the figure to run football in 2020, also approving a five-year contract for the General

The NFF also expressed disappointment at the unimpressive outing of the U- 17 and U-20 national teams in global championships this year, as well as the non -qualification of the Super Falcons and the U- 23 men team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The football body, however , unanimously resolved to put on hold Nigeria ’s participation in international beach soccer tournaments until a creation and sustenance of a beach soccer league in the country , are met.

A five-man committee headed by the NFF’s second vice – Chairman Seyi Akinwunmi and including Shehu Dikko , Ahmed Yusuf, Chief Anyansi-Agwu and Sanusi were put in place to determine the modalities and guidelines, and to encourage states wishing to launch full -steam beach soccer leagues and compete among themselves or internationally .

The NFF board also approved a fresh, five – year contract for the General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, with effect from January 1, 2020, while a four- year contract ( with the first year being probationary was approved for the Deputy General Secretary, Emmanuel Ikpeme


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