Pinnick Boasts NFF Soon ‘100% Self-Funded’
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has claimed the football house will soon be financially independent of the Federal Government.
The FGN has over the years contributed more than 90% of the annual budget of the NFF.
However, Pinnick has now declared the federation are very much on track to be self-sustaining.
“Our objective is to have 100% self-funding because what the government is supposed to do is to create the enabling environment,” he said.
“Our goal is to ensure that Government concentrates on some other areas, while we run football professionally and independently.
“We have to be self-sustaining, that’s our dream.
“We are happy to say we are now 90-92% self-funded and by Saturday, when we sign another mega deal, we will be 98 to 100% (self-funded).”
The NFF boss claimed the outstanding bonuses of the Super Eagles have been cleared and unpaid salaries of the team coaches will also soon be sorted.
The NFF other immediate targets, according to Pinnick, are to be crowned the champions of Africa again and qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“We want to win the AFCON, not come second or third, and we want qualify for the World Cup and this we have started on a good stead (after wins against Liberia and Cape Verde),” he stated.