It has emerged that the proposed budget of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) for the 2013 Cup of Nations was cut down into two.
Prior to the Nations Cup,the NFF proposed the sum of $9m for their financial programmes at the competition,but only half of that sum was approved for the football federation,by the National Sports Commission(NSC).
Only last week,the sum of N490m was made available to the NFF,two days before the commencement of the Nations Cup,with the promise to pay up the final installment of N300m,totally the amount released to N790m.
The NFF are claiming that the approved money, will not be enough for them to execute all their intended programmes at the tournament.
NFF hand to trim down their winning bonuses,because of their financial handicap.
“The NFF are groaning under serious financial problems in South Africa as they only received about half of the budget approved for them,” a source informed MTNFootball.com
“There is a promise for them to get the balance of this budget but even then that may not be adequate as what was finally approved was just about half of their request,”
Even if all that they requested for was approved,do you see the Super Eagles lifting the trophy,despite starting on a shaking part against Burkina Faso,in a game they ended 1-1?