World Cup: NFF Seeks $2.8M For Super Eagles
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has been making tremendous progress to get $2.8 million for the Super Eagles so as to do well in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick disclosed this in Ibadan Oyo State at the weekend while unveiling the logo of the Oodua League.
The Western region league, which will have 12 clubs and would not have any relegated for the first two season, is to give players who are not playing in Nigeria league the opportunity to showcase their talents.
At the unveiling were the former FIFA Technical Instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, former NFF Secretary, Taiwo Ogunjobi and former footballers, Femi Opabunmi and others.
Pinnick said that NFF had made progress and it is working towards giving the funds to the Super Eagles by April so that there would be no human errors as the team go for the world cup in June.
He stated that presently, the coaches are in camp and that friendlies had been organized to prepare the team and put the players in good shape.
Pinnick stated that he had been discussing with many of the European clubs where Nigerian players played to use them regularly because they are world cup bound.
“For instance, Ogenekaro Etebo is now playing or Las Palmas in La Liga and he is doing well. He is now playing against the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. These are the players he will face in World Cup,” Pinnick said.