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NFF SETS TO TIDY UP ROHR’S CONTRACT NEXT WEEK

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been mandated to tidy up the new contract of Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr by next week.




This directive was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of the video conference of the NFF Executive Committee on May 14th, 2020.


The committee mandated Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF Secretary General, to liaise with the German tactician with a view to tidy up the next contract within one week.



Also to address the poor state of former players, the committee mandated Mohammed Edewor, who is the head of the Foundation responsible for this task in the NFF.


Edewor has the responsibility of raising funds for empowerment initiatives for ex-internationals by way of training and skill development, Football community and social change programmes, Grassroots development programmes and, Football-for the girl-child, and women football empowerment programmes.


Edewor, however, briefed the committee of on-going efforts at raising funds to kick start the work of the Foundation.


On the FIFA $500,000 relief fund, the board acknowledged and directed the secretariat to ensure the fund is well managed and utilized as stated in the advice letter by FIFA.



“The Board directed the Secretariat to immediately set machinery in motion to ensure the fund is utilized to the letter as advised by FIFA. The core areas approved for the utilization in line with the FIFA Forward 2.0 Program include but not limited to Management and Staff salaries, men’s league, women’s league, referees’ development training, National Teams (including boys’ and girls’ youth teams), office operations, renovations and furnishing of Bauchi NFF/FIFA Technical Centre,” the communiqué stated.


They also praised the efforts of Government at tackling COVID-19, particularly Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, all first responders and all other medical personnel in the frontline for their efforts in reducing community transmission and saving lives.


The Football Committee were also mandated to liaise with the various leagues in the country; (Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Nigeria National League (NNL), Nigeria Women Football League NWFL) and Nigeria Nation-wide League One) on the return of the domestic football season which is subject to announcement by the Federal Government on resumption of football and other sporting activities in the country.


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