Budget Deficit: NFF To Approach Eagles’ Sponsors For Brazil 2014 Aid

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that in it would approach sponsors of the Super Eagles to help address the budget deficit of the 2014 World Cup.

The amount appropriated for the World Cup is N1.2 billion (equivalent of $7 million) out of N2.8 billion (about $12 million) which the NFF asked from government to enable the Eagles participate at the global football spectacle. The approved grant will still leave a shortfall of N829 million (about $4.5 million).

Secretary General of the NFF, Musa Amadu, at a media parley on Tuesday stressed that the approved budget would be insufficient for the Eagles’ first two weeks stay in Brazil.

”The budget itself is the totality of what is needed to take the team to the last stage of the World Cup. We still have a shortfall that is yet to be specifically looked into but must be provided if we aim to go as far as we want at the competition. We should now explore those areas we spoke about- getting our sponsors to chip in some money so that we will be able to concentrate on the project of doing well in Brazil,” Amadu said.


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