Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to receive 1,500,000 million dollars from FIFA for the COVID‑19 relief fund.
The football governing body approved the plan’s regulations under the terms of the COVID-19 Relief Plan, 1.5 billion is being made available to support all 211 FIFA member associations, and the six confederations to assist in the alleviation of the financial impact of during the pandemic.
FIFA will regulate establishes strict compliance and audit requirements, as well as clear loan repayment conditions, under the supervision of the council committee.
“This relief plan is a great example of football’s solidarity and commitment in such unprecedented times,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
“I would like to thank my colleagues of the Bureau of the Council for approving the decision to move forward with such an important initiative for the benefit of all member associations and confederations.”
Bureau of the FIFA Council approves FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan regulations – https://t.co/WhpV74dZat
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) July 29, 2020
NFF will now receive a universal solidarity grant of 1 million dollars is being made available to all FIFA member associations, and an additional grant of 500,000 is being allocated specifically to women’s football.
FIFA member associations will be able to use the funds for activities such as the restart of competitions, the implementation of return-to-play protocols, the participation of national teams in competitions, the hiring and re-hiring of staff, the maintenance of football infrastructure, and general administration plus operating costs.
In the coming months, FIFA will work closely with its member associations and with the confederations to assist them in the implementation of the plan through educational content and additional guidelines.