NFF approves construction of new pitches nationwide

NFF approves construction of new pitches nationwide

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday approved the construction of three new football facilities including pitches and pavilion across specific geopolitical zones nationwide.

The Federation rose from its executive meeting held via video conferencing on Friday to deliver an eight-point communique which covered a wide range of matters affecting Nigerian football post-Coronavirus pandemic.

In the communique made available to, the NFF approved the construction of FIFA Forward Projects in Kebbi state (North-West) and Delta state (South-South) while resuscitating the abandoned project in Bauchi state (North East).

The communique reads in part:

“Following a report by the General Secretary on the recent visit of the FIFA West Zone B Coordinator to Nigeria in respect of NFF’s FIFA Forward Project, the Board approved the commencement of construction of the new projects in Delta and Kebbi States, renewed attention to the abandoned project in Bauchi and the renovation of the Goal Project inside the National Stadium Complex, Abuja (complete with a new pitch and pavillion).”

The Executive meeting also ratified the decisions reached at the meeting involving the League Management Company (LMC) and club owners regarding the conclusion of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi was also mandated to come up with a projection on the body’s budgeting and spending for the remainder of the fiscal year, putting into consideration, impending meetings between Federation President Amaju Pinnick and their sponsors.

“Board mandated the General Secretary to, within the next four (4) weeks, and armed with the realistic projections derivable from the meetings with the partners/sponsors and equipped with new figures from probable subvention from Government and expected grants from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and world –governing body FIFA, submit to the Board a revised budget for the Federation for the year.

“This will form the new working document/financial estimate that will be submitted to the NFF Congress for approval at a virtual meeting within the next five weeks, and will guide the operations of the NFF for the remaining part of the year. Extensive sensitisation and mobilisation of stakeholders in the football family will be done for everyone to understand, align with and ingest the new workplan,” explained the communique further.

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