23 November 2012

Nigeria: NFF to Spend U.S.$30 Million Next Year

Nigeria Football Federation general secretary Musa Amadu has disclosed that the Nigeria FA propose to spend 4.8 billion Naira (about $30 million) next year. Amadu told the house of representatives committee on sports on Wednesday that the federation plan to spend 4.8 billion Naira in the coming year even though they been handed an appropriation of 1.8 billion.

"We made a proposal of N4.8 billion for 2013, but we got an envelope of N1.8 billion and out of which N1.5 billion is for sporting activities," he said.

Amadu also declared that the NFF in 2012 prosecuted 54 international matches, won 33, drew 11 and lost 10.

The NFF is expected to return to the house with detailed copy of their 2012 expenditure and 2013 proposal next Tuesday after the committee on sports ordered them to do so.

The committee has also asked the football federation to produce a detailed breakdown on how they intend to spend the 1.8 billion Naira appropriation for 2013.

"We want you to go back and re-present a very detailed submission. And your submission would tell us the breakdown expenditure that you incurred in the 54 matches you have played so far," house committee on sports chairman Godfrey Ali Gaya demanded.

We need you to add whatever sponsorship you have got so far plus what was appropriated to you as a total amount available to you. "And for that total amount show us a thorough breakdown of expenditure match-by-match, let it include your ticketing, the bonuses or allowances of players, number of officials taken to the matches. We want to have it within the next seven days."

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