The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have denied reports that they got a huge bailout from government-owned oil firm, NNPC to help them pay the new Super Eagles coach.
Amaju Pinnick led NFF has been hindered by the lack of financial strength in their quest to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Pulse Sports among other Nigerian media platforms reported that NNPC has come to the aid of the federation with a $1.5 million (N517m) bail-out.
Speaking to Pulse, Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, denied the report stating that ‘nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter.
“There is no iota of truth in it,” Yahaya-Kwande said. He further stated that the cash strapped NFF would be happy if the NNPC help the NFF.
The NFF according to several reports have agreed a N16.2m per month deal with Frenchman Paul Le Guen. The Federal Government through the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has made it clear that they would not help the NFF with funds to pay a foreign coach.