FG to spend N1.2b on Eagles’ mundial campaign
Nigeria will pay $700-a-night for rooms at its new World Cup training base in four-star Waterfront Hotel at Richards Bay. The Super Eagles will earn $9 million from FIFA for featuring in the first round of the championship and will receive more if it progresses to the knockout stage.
A breakdown of this earning is $1 million as training grant, which it has since received, and $8 million for featuring in the group stage, which it will get after the tournament. For the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, government approved a budget of N500 million (over $3 million) for the competition.
However, MTNFootball.com gathered that the NFF spent over 700 million naira (about $4.6 million). The NFF has since demanded a refund of N200 million from the Presidential Task Force (PTF), a committee set up to compliment the efforts of the football association leading to the World Cup.