The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has shared details of how it plans to share the Covid-19 relief funds received from FIFA, CAF and other sponsors.
The NFF received a total of 1.5 million dollars from the world football governing body with 500,000 of the amount to be used for women’s football development.
The country’s football governing body also received a sum of 300,000 dollars from CAF, while there was a sum of 100,000 dollars each from sponsors, Nike and Coca-Cola.
With the sum totalling to two million dollars, NFF has revealed the money will be shared across all football sectors in the country.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 11, 2020
However, the sharing plan has created controversy as Women’s football will only get 500,000 dollars from the total amount.
But in a statement available on FIFA’S website, it was revealed that at least 50% of the relief funds should go towards the development of Women’s football.
— Ṣọlá Oyèníyì (Ọmọ Ọba) (@sholsss) August 11, 2020
Aside from the compulsory 500,000 dollars, Women’s football will not have a share from the CAF, Nike and Coca-cola relief funds.
Meanwhile, Men’s football will get the large chunk of the funds with 1,500,000 dollars going towards the development of the men’s game.