-by our correspondent.
The Chairman of Warri Wolves Footbal Club, Moses Etu, says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) only paid Nigeria Professional Football League clubs 50 per cent of the COVID-19 palliatives sent by football governing body FIFA.
Etu who confirmed the receipt of N2.5m sent to each club by the NFF said “We were paid 50 per cent of the total money, as we were meant to be paid over N5m. We were told last week that 50 per cent will be paid and that was what they sent. When we get to the congress next week, we will ask when the other 50 per cent will come. The NFF told us they were not paid the full money by FIFA,”
Chairman NFF, Amaju Pinnick
The Warri-based club boss said he has set up a committee to disburse the money among players and officials. “We have received our own and I have informed the sponsors – the government – and I told them that the money is not for them, but for the players and management,” he added.
“I have set up a small committee with the club’s secretary as the chairman, while the head coach, captain, assistant captain and the driver are members. I have told them to share the money and revert back to me. So, between now and Sunday morning, they will revert back to me and I will look at it and approve, if it is okay by me. After then, we will disburse the money. The money will be transferred to their accounts, not cash.” Etu said.
Recall that in August 2020, the NFF shared $300,000 to the 20 NPFL clubs, with each club expected to receive $15,000.