Obla claims first Victory over NFF
LMC Broke Too
By Sylvanus Ofekun
Players and officials of the Flying Eagles ,Nigeria’s U-20 side have been at The Monarch Hotel in Bad Goegging Munich, Germany.The team are said to be in financial distress.This follows the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation to pay their bills.
Paul Aigbogun’s team have been in Germany since April 28 preparing for the upcoming FIFA World Cup starting later this month in Poland.
Further information from Tribune Sports reveals that top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation are brainstorming on how to raise cash to settle the accumulated bills.
The Flying Eagles squad and the coaching crew will leave the hotel on Sunday, May 19 for Poland where they will begin their quest for the world title against Qatar on May 24.
Further findings by the thebreakingtimes.com also revealed that top officials of the NFF are currently in a legal battle over alleged corruption charges by the federal government of Nigeria.The officials had thought that Monday’s federal high court ruling will have given them a respite against the Special Presidential Panel who had charged the federation’s president,Amaju Melvin Pinnick and five others on a 17 count charge,but the court’s ruling gave the special presidential panel the power to trial them.
The football ruling body has been faced with financial distress in recent time,as dommestic league, the League Management Company (LMC), which is overseeing the running of the elite football league, the NPFL, for sometime now, has not been living up to its financial responsibilities to the match referees.
Match referees are being owed backlog of indemnities by the LMC and the body was only able to pay the indemnities of referees who officiated Week 14 matches last week.