Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Football Association, FCT FA, Abba Muktar Mohammed has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to come up with modalities on how the FIFA Relief Funds will be distributed among clubs and other beneficiaries.
Muktar noted that the FCT Football Association has not received any money from NFF nor seen the FIFA guidelines on the funds, insisting that the federation must make modality available to know who is getting what.
“As for palliative to be shared for the private clubs, we (FCT FA) has not received any money yet nor guideline as to how the money should be distributed. There must be modality to know who is getting what.”
“We have seen Ghana and Senegal come up with modalities and guidelines on how it will be distributed. So, I am expecting the NFF to do same to clear the air and expectation from different quarters.”
He said the clubs who are among the beneficiaries are silent because most of them are government owned,
Mohammed however, called for the release of funds to the privately owned clubs who are most hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“You see the majority of clubs in Nigeria are government owned so they are bit cautious. I think the most clubs that need this palliative are the private owned clubs who have invested their hard earned resources into the game.
Meanwhile, the General secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, has stated that the relief fund expected from FIFA will be used according to FIFA’s guidelines and as such would distributed arbitrarily by the Football Federation.
Sanusi said the fund have a thorough process that FIFA itself monitor and wants to be briefed on how it was spent.
He added that the NFF have its own machinery set up to ensure strict compliance to the terms of reference of the funds from the world football governing body, FIFA.