Funds approved by President Muhammadu Buhari has helped ease the financial challenges of the Nigeria Football Federation even as the Super Eagles are now fired up for Sunday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Zambia.
The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung revealed that the President graciously accented to the request of the NFF president Amaju Pinnick who had earlier suggested that the football house was not cash strapped to make the trip to Ndola.
Dalung Minister of Sports and Youth Development said he had to approach the president for financial assistance in view of the cash challenges facing his ministry and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) adding that he would travel with the team in order to give them moral support.
“Our international obligations which include bonuses and insurance among others have been sorted out despite the fact that we face economic challenges,” Nigeria’s sports minister Solomon Dalung told reporters,
Speaking at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, Dalung noted: “At every time we are preparing for competitions either nationally or internationally, things like this usually comes up and they would always fizzle out.
“We are prepared for participation in Zambia. I will be travelling along with the team to give them the moral and physical support, as they kick-start their campaign. I don’t think that if I would be travelling with the team, the position would still seem unclear.
The team would now be traveling out Saturday Morning for the Match against Zambia which would hold on Sunday