NFF: Nigeria cannot afford to attend 2018 World Cup qualifier

Funds for the Super Eagles has suffered to the point that Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign may be over before it even begins. And with the country in the midst of a crippling recession triggered by weak oil prices, funding for its men’s national football team risks World Cup disqualification. Although the team has had its bonuses suspended for six months, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) now says they are so broke and cannot afford to fly the players to Zambia for next month’s qualifier.

A top official of NFF was quoted as saying: “We need about N85m to take care of the match against Zambia on October 9, but as we speak, we don’t have any kobo in our purse, also have appealed to Globacom to come to our aid by footing the bills. We are still waiting for response from the FG.

The charges for the Airline alone is $200,000 for a 140-seater plane, and it will be on ground with the team for two days. We need between $6,000 and $10,000 for flight ticket to bring in the players. Their bonuses alone are within the range of N30m. We don’t have any kobo in our purse right now, hence the need for us to approach Glo to come to our aid.”…. Meanwhile they used their last money to sign Wizkid….

Anyway what is going on, is this Buhari’s Administration trying to change the Sports in Nigeria to Port that can be plugged anywhere, This now show that “PB” has toured round the world with ________ you can fill in the blank space.

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