NFF Debunks Alleged N48m Debt

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nigeria’s football administrative body; the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) condemned reports alleging that the body owing Super Eagles coaches to the tune N48 million as the newspapers were berated for such reports.

Shehu Adamu who is the Chairman of the finance committee of the football body reacting by saying the report is not true, that such report puts the body in a bad position and generates friction between the body and the National Team.

“The reports of NFF owing Eagles’ coaches the sum of N48 million is not only incorrect, it is mischievous. Today is the seventh day of the month; even if you add up this new month that we are yet to get one quarter of the way, the amount we are owing them is not up to N48 million.

“It is sad that at this time that all fair-minded and noble football stakeholders are supposed to be working together with the Federation and the team to see that we do the country proud at the Cup of Nations in South Africa, some persons are bent on creating undue anxiety through false reporting.”

The body also debunked the claim that the camp set up Faro; Portugal is experiencing unrest due to the debt the NFF owes the coaches. Musa Amadu the NNF General Secretary of the NFF said such insinuations by people are damaging the reputation of the body and the dampening the morale of the camp.

Also in Abuja, NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu dismissed insinuations that there is unease in the Super Eagles’ camp as a result of the simulated debt.

“It is unfair for people to go to town with these untrue statements at a critical time like this. There is absolutely no tension in Faro; everyone is fine and the coaches and players are looking forward to bringing glory to Nigeria in South Africa.

“Why have people not asked questions on how the NFF was able to raise money to finance the team’s camping in Abuja, take the team to Faro and arrange for friendly matches? Instead, people are coming with diversionary falsehood.”

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