The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has confirmed it would make disbursement of about $2million as Coronavirus relief to clubs and leagues in the country, to cushion the financial effects of coronavirus pandemic.
“After due consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Board endorsed the proposal from the secretariat for the lump sum of $2 million only to be shared across the various football clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues,” a statement on Tuesday said.
The Coronavirus relief fund is made up of $1million from FIFA’s support for restarting the football season, $500,0000 from the world football governing body’s grant for women’s football, $300,000 of CAF support to member associations and $200,000 from sponsors of the Football Association, FA (Nigeria).
The leagues that would benefit are the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Nigeria National League, NNL, Nigeria Women’s Football League, NWFL and the Nigeria Nationwide League, NNL.
The NPFL was suspended in March because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Football is yet to resume in Nigeria, but the new season is tentatively scheduled to start by October.