The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that it will disburse $ 2 million to clubs and leagues across the country, to cushion the financial effects of COVID-19.
“After consulting the management of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Council approved the secretariat’s proposal that the lump sum of $ 2 million be shared only between the various football clubs and bodies directors of the various leagues, ”a statement read on Tuesday.
The relief fund includes $ 1 million from FIFA support for the relaunch of the football season, $ 500,000 from the World Football Governing Body grant for women’s football, $ 300,000 from support from the CAF to member associations and $ 200,000 from sponsors of the Nigerian federation.
The leagues that would benefit are the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Nigeria National League (NNL), Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) and Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL).
The NPFL was suspended in March due to the pandemic.
Football has yet to pick up in Nigeria, but the new season is expected to start in October.