FG’s $1.7m for coaches, players’ daily allowance, other expenses, says NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), had declared that it has nothing to hide in the $1.7 million approved by the Federal Government for Super Falcons’ participation in the ongoing Women’s World Cup holding in Australia and New Zealand.

NFF’s declaration came just as former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu, charged the football house to be ready to account for how it spent the money after the competition.

Adelabu said: “The important thing is for them to give account of how the money was spent after the World Cup. If they are subjected to forensic auditing of account at the end of the competition, everything will be clear.”

The $1.7million approved by President Bola Tinubu for the Super Falcons’ participation at the World Cup was said to have been deliberately leaked to members of the public from office of the Chief of Staff in the Presidential Villa, thereby, causing mixed reactions from stakeholders.

While some are of the opinion that the leakage of such ‘classified documents’ should be condemned, others feel it will make the NFF to sit up.

Some other stakeholders were of the opinion that the Federal Government doesn’t have any business approving such huge amount for the NFF since world football governing body, FIFA, had already given the football house $1.5 million to prepare the team and would pay $30,000 to each player participating in the World Cup after the first round of matches.

However, a top official of the NFF, on Monday, said that what the Federal Government approved was meant to cater for a number of things.

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