President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick used bail out funds released by the federal government of Nigeria for the Super Eagles game, to fly his close friends and associates to Ndola for the World Cup qualifiers tie between Nigeria and Zambia.
Owngoalnigeria.com sources at the airport revealed that a total of over 50 people travelled with the team in the chartered aircraft hired by the NFF.
” I can confirm to you that the flight is filled. We initially thought it was for the players and their technical crew, maybe with some board members as well but what we saw shocked us over 50 extra people. I thought they say they are broke?” The source told Owngoalnigeria.com.
Also a backroom staff at the office of the NFF also confirmed that president of the NFF took his close friends and associates to Ndola thanks to the funds released by the federal government.
” My brother we at the office were shocked, when we escorted the team to the airport and saw faces we have never seen. Infact they were over 50. This is waste, regardless of what anybody says, this kind of jamboree is not expected from a country in recession”. He said
“From my count we have about 10 to 15 journalist loyal to the NFF on the flight, on the bills of the NFF. Estacode, accommodation and feeding will be handled by the NFF. Overall over 50 people with no business in Ndola are on the flight. This is a shame”.