Players Union Charges NFF To Publish List Of Clubs Benefited From FIFA/CAF COVID-19 Relief Fund
By Our Correspondent
Nigeria’s players’ union, the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF, has charged the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to publish it’s relief package for clubs in the league as has been done across the globe
Referencing the Senegal Football Federation relief package, NANPF on Friday, 10th July 2020 through its Secretary General, Austin Popo, made a call asking the NFF to follow the trend of other football association in doing so as sacking of players and staffs increases by the day due to insufficient funds for the upkeep of the teams.
“Following the disturbing development of the ongoing incessant sacking or suspension of players and coaches wages by some clubs hinged on the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Nigeria players Union NANPF wants the NFF to follow the trend of other Football Federations across the globe to publish the palliative Monies From FIFA and (CAF) received and distributed to Clubs in the various leagues, to forestall any possibility of diversions for the purpose of accountability, integrity and transparency,” Platinum News reports
Senegal Football Federation relief package for clubs
Top-Flight – US$26,000 each club
Second-Tier – US$17,000 each club
Third-Tier – US$12,000 each club
Fourth Tier – US$5,200 each club
First-Tier – US$5,200 each club
Second-Tier – US$3,500 each club.
“This is not happening to Nigeria alone and we are no longer comfortable with so many players already been sacked due to the pandemic issue.”
It could be recalled that NFF top officials have been enmeshed in several financial misappropriation claims and suits with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and ICPC still investigating corruption case against the federation.