Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to explain how the Federation spent $500,000 on the Super Eagles’ international friendly against Senegal reports the Guardian.
According to media speculation, the NFF secured the money from sponsors and part of it was supposed to be used to pay players’ appearance fee for the game that ended 1-1 in London last week Thursday.
The Federation reportedly spent all the money on the accommodation, feeding and return tickets for some of the players, and, therefore, has not been able to pay the players their appearance fee of $2,000 each.
The sports minister reportedly got interested in the affair when the NFF appealed to the Sports Ministry to release its monthly allocation, saying it intends to use it to settle the players’ appearance fee.
Dalung says he would only release the allocation when the Federation explains how it spent the $500,000.