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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

'We are yet to pay for hotel fees'- NFF President Amaju Pinnick reveals as cash threatens Nigeria's W/Cup clash

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation has warned that lack of finance could scupper Nigeria's chances of making it to the Russia 2018 World Cup.

According to Pinnick, who appeared on Tuesday before the Senate committee on Sports, the NFF is yet to pay for hotel fees for 70 rooms they'v secured at Protea hotel, Zambia and other expenses like airline fees might make them not to honour their first 2018 World cup qualifier match against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Sunday.

Pinnick said: 'Nigeria was paired with former African Cup winner Zambia, Algeria,  and Cameroon that won the Nations cup four times and they've been to the World Cup seven times.'
 
'Algeria is the highest ranked team in Africa as we speak. It is a group that is called 'group of death' which means we need to intensify our preparations . We need to monitor our players to make sure that the ticket is made available.
'The good news is that i think we have a very sound technical crew and we also have a lot of our players doing very well, but the missing link is our financial incapacity which activates practically everything you do on the field and off the field.''

''Before now, we had sent representation to government for intervention because funds were not coming in from our sponsors, which relates to the economy of the country at the moment and is being very difficult for them, that is what they claim'

'So we didn't have any option than to resort to writing to the government, which we did and are still waiting for response and the match is in five days.'

Pinnick also revealed that chartered flight arrangements with Arik air had been secured but that they have not been able to pay for their hotel in Zambia.

''We have been able to secure about 60 to 70 rooms but we need to make some  payments so that they will keep the rooms because everybody wants to come and watch that game from Zambia and that is our predicament''

19 comments:

OSINANL said...

SMH... CLUELESS

Vivian Reginalds said...

their headache
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Vivian Reginalds said...

their headache
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Na waoo

livingstone chibuike said...

Incompetency dey wori una..keep showing una stupidity

Davido's driver said...

So Patience Jona can not use her church mind to epp them?

Juliet Iwuno said...

Everywhere is tight. Linda take note!

Chizzy Liz said...

******************************udiri asi unu na adi asi adiro ekwezi mmadu ama mgbe unu na ekwu eziokwu*********** imana unu na eje IT na ighe asi bfr assuming any position in Nigeria

Chizzy Liz said...

******************************udiri asi unu na adi asi adiro ekwezi mmadu ama mgbe unu na ekwu eziokwu*********** imana unu na eje IT na ighe asi bfr assuming any position in Nigeria

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

A GOVERNOR CAN SINGLE HANDEDLY PAY THE BILLS, NOT TO TALK OF THE FG.... MAY GOD JUDGE THEM O








AUNTY LINDA 👩

ike manuel said...

Chai! Change indeed! Buhari is messing up everybody and everything.. To release funds na wahala! Tufiakwa!

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Uju Phil said...

For how long will this continue happening? Every time, same story, na waoh!!! We're talking about World Cup here people...!!!! #Sad

Carloswilliams said...

Sai Buhari,sau Changi

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Meanwhile the money is somewhere and someone is mercilessly looting it!


Long Live LIB

Marquis Essienette said...

Pinnick just resign,..See if the work is to hard you leave. Good administrators who have played the game are there but you political thieves would always come to ruin the great sport. Look @ our football today and you feel you should still be in that office

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well


...merited happiness

evy claret said...

60 - 70 rooms for who and who? Everyone wants to come and watch right?

Eva Da Diva...

UNIKDRUMZ said...

this guy has started with his complains ....when the victory comes he wil want to reciev all the glory.....I realy dont know what is going on in the sport ministry


Auntylindapickupoh

Anonymous said...

Everyone in NFF is a thief. Pls what do u need 70 rooms for? Even if they pay u,will Nigeria still qualify?

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