Why sponsors are withholding funds – NFF


Nigeria Football Federation, NFF officials have blamed its failure to settle coaches’ salary on the  seeming unwillingness by sponsors to commit resources to the federation, because of negative reports and interference from government.


According NFF vice-president Shehu Diko, coaches salaries are being delayed because funds are no longer forthcoming from their sponsors.

“As we speak all our coaches have not received their salary on time, but coach Gernot Rohr has now been paid until March,” Dikko told BBC Sport.

“It’s only a short-term issue because our sponsors (Aiteo) that we sourced to pay the coach have always fulfilled their contractual obligations.

“Since 2017, when we signed this deal, there has not been any issue or delay, and sometimes he [Rohr] was paid upfront by this sponsor.

“Unfortunately, the sponsors are not happy about the negative happenings and it’s taken its toll on the NFF financial inflow.

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