NFF, PFAN Soon To Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) are soon to sign a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which will make the country’s players’ union financially independent, insideglasshouse.com has learnt.
The CBA will entitle the PFAN a share of the sponsorship monies generated by the NFF.
This is the standard practice across the globe in recognition of the important role played by the main actors of the game.
“Discussions are on-going on the CBA and hopefully this should be concluded soon,” an official disclosed.
After several years of internal squabbles, the players’ union have come together under the leadership of former Ajax Amsterdam winger Tijjani Babangida (PICTURED).
The PFAN initiated this bold move after several correspondences to the NFF.
However, their proposal only attracted the interest of the NFF when every pressure was brought to bear on the players’ union to attend the recent Extra-Ordinary Congress in Benin City.
PFAN refused to buckle under such pressure, insisting the Congress is illegal.