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NFF : Accommodation Expenses Our Greatest Dilema ; I will Tackle It Gusau Assures


The president of the Nigerian Football Federation Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has revealed that the NFF is very keen on the judicious use of funds in the administration of the game in the country

It is a necessity to to reduce over all expenditure especially in the accommodation of players of the national teams, while camping in the country.

He noted that the Federation dispense too much money regarding hotel accommodation of players of the national teams. It is therefore imperative for the Federation to build befitting Accommodation facilities that will take care of this challenge.

To this effect, FIFA forward support fund 3.0 will be deployed to the building of hostel accommodation and other infrastructures within the Package B complex of the MKO Abiola stadium, Abuja. The project will commence next year all things being equal.

“By this time next year, we would have made some progress in the building of our hostel accommodation for players and officials of the national teams through our FIFA forward support fund 3.0.

“NFF will have the provision of the next phase of support of FIFA in the FIFA forward 3.0.
If you remember, i tried to make this known, that I am going to use that opportunity to build infrastructures like hostel accommodation.

“One of the major challenges we are having is that, a lot of financial resources coming to the NFF, is channeled for hotel accomodation. So, if we are able to have a befitting hostel, it will help the Federation to accommodate a lot of these young players we are inviting to the National teams to camp.

Aside from building hostel accommodation for the national teams, Gusau also informed that infrastructures will be upgraded regarding football pitches at the MKO Abiola stadium.

“As well as you see, we have only that pitch, the FIFA goal project pitch that is even a little bit downgraded. So, I think it is a high time for us to have a new pitch, both artificial and natural pitches for the Super Eagles and other teams. So, that is what we tend to do with our 3.0 FIFA forward support.

“There is a significant purpose on it, all that is required from us from FIFA, we will try to showforth the documents and our plans. We are going to commence very soon and everyone can monitor the progress.

“By this time next year, we hope to see a lot of progress from the project. It will be very easy for monitoring because it’s going to happen here. So, you can come anytime and see what is going on,” the experienced Chartered Accountant revealed.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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