NFF Debunks Rumour of NNPC’s Financial Support

NNPC-logoThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday disclosed that it has not reached an agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for payment of salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ head coach.



This latest development is contrary to reports that claimed the NFF had secured the sum of $1.5 million from the NNPC to cater for the salaries of the handler to be named next week.



“The story is the figment of the imagination of the writer. Nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter of salary of Eagles’ coach and there is no iota of truth in it,” quoted the Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, as saying in a statement on Wednesday.



“Of course, we would be happy if the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation can come into Nigeria football, as we are trying to attract more corporate bodies into the Nigeria game. But there has been no discussion between NFF and the NNPC over payment of the new Super Eagles’ head coach or technical crew salaries.”

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Three candidates – Salisu Yusuf, Belgian Tom Saintfiet and Frenchman Paul Le Guen have been shortlisted for the Super Eagles’ job.