FIFA approves $1m grant for Nigerian football

first_imgWorld football governing body, FIFA, on Wednesday ratified a $1million grant to the Nigerian Football Federation “to protect and restart its football.” The NFF and other member associations across the globe are all expected to benefit from FIFA’s $1.5bn groundbreaking COVID-19 relief plan after the bureau of the body approved the plan on Wednesday. The NFF led by Amaju Pinnick can also access interest-free loans of up to $5m, according to a statement issued by FIFA on Wednesday. It added that each member association would receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s football during the plan’s third phase. The massive spending plan aims to help men and women’s professional football, as well as youth and grassroots football through a system of grants and loans.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Bettercenter_img Each of the six football confederations will also receive a grant of $2m. “This relief plan is a great example of football’s solidarity and commitment in such unprecedented times,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said. read also:Rohr has not done enough for Nigerian football – Onigbinde “I would like to thank my colleagues of the Bureau of the Council for approving the decision to move forward with such an important initiative for the benefit of all member associations and confederations.” FIFA expects to make the funds available by January 2021. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img