Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), got money to fund the World Cup campaign of the Super Eagles four days after playing Croatia in Kaliningrad, reports totorinews.com authoritatively.
This was disclosed by a reliable source in the federation, who wants to remain anonymous, as he revealed that NFF got approval of N3billion to prosecute the football activities of the Super Eagles, but it only got half of the money from the Ministry of Youths and Sports after Nigeria lost her first game in Russia, 2-0 to Croatia.
He said further that there was no time that NFF informed the general public that the federation never got any money from the government through the ministry of Youths and Sports , rather the federation lamented the delay in the World Cup fund getting to the football house and had to resort to other avenues to get fund for the team in order not to jeopardise the morale of the players and the aspirations of Nigerians.
“The NFF never said it did not receive money for the World Cup. Ministry of Youths and Sports gave NFF half of the money approved and released by the government for the World Cup.” the reliable source said.
“The balance of the other half is what the NFF have been asking for all these days to prosecute other programs of the federation, which it has not been released til today.
“NFF have also retired the World Cup fund through the appropriate channels in the government, of which the leadership of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is in the knowledge of it and the fund was judiciously spent,” he said.