NFF lists the beneficiaries of $2m COVID-19 relief fund
Now, the NFF has announced the beneficiaries of the relief fund.
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, the Supporters Club, as well as Mascots, have all been captured in the breakdown of the planned distribution of the cash.
Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, these funds are meant to serve as a booster for preparation ahead of the 2020/2021 League Season.
The total sum to be disbursed is made up of $1,000,000 (being FIFA’s support for restarting the football season); $500,0000 (being FIFA’s dedicated support for women’s football); $300,000 (CAF’s support to its Member Associations); $200,000 (NFF’s support from Sponsors’ Funds), as contained in a communiqué.
Part of the communiqué read,
“After consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Board endorsed the proposal from the Secretariat for the lump sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million American Dollar Only) to be shared across the various Clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues, viz Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League, as a booster for their preparation ahead of the 2020/2021 League Season”.
According to the breakdown, the men’s football division will get $1.5m (N579m) while the women folk will make do with just the $.5m (N193m) allocated to them from FIFA with no share in the extra funds gotten from sponsors and CAF.
SWAN (Sports Journalists) have been earmarked to receive $300,000 (over N11m) while the Supporters Club, presently with different factions, are pencilled for $25,000 (over N9m).