NFF set to support league clubs for next season’s campaign

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NFF chairman, Amaju Pinnick

THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will support for clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria WNationwide League for next season’s football campaign, as a result of challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a live session on NFF’s official Instagram page on Thursday, the Federation’s President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick said the Federation is expecting $1million from world football governing body, FIFA, and another $500,000 from the African confederation, CAF. 

He said, “we would take from these various monies and add also from monies that we are expecting from our corporate partners, and see what we can give to each of the clubs in these four cadres.

“This financial support is for them to get their campaigns off the ground for the new season that we have set for September and October, depending on what signals we get from the Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force on the COVID-19 and other relevant organs. 

“We are also going to support the league organizing bodies financially.” 

He admitted that the Federal Government is presently burdened by so challenges from the COVID-19 and it could be a tall order.

Pinnick explained that the majority of the clubs in the NPFL decided on the issue of the Points-Per-Game (PPG) formula adopted to bring the beleaguered 2019/2020 season to a close. 

“We did not just sit down and took a decision; we consulted widely even after the clubs opted for PPG following the work of the NFF Football Committee. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was also brought into the picture,” he said.

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