FIFA approves $1m grant for NFF

FIFA has ratified a $1m grant to the Nigerian Football Federation “to protect and restart its football,” The PUNCH reports.

The NFF and other member associations across the globe are all expected to benefit from FIFA’s $1.5bn groundbreaking COVID-19 relief plan after the bureau of the body approved the plan on Wednesday.

The NFF led by Amaju Pinnick can also access interest-free loans of up to $5m, according to a statement issued by FIFA on Wednesday.

It added that each member association would receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s football during the plan’s third phase.

The massive spending plan aims to help men and women’s professional football, as well as youth and grassroots football through a system of grants and loans.

Each of the six football confederations will also receive a grant of $2m.

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