The president of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki has taken a swipe at the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) over mismanagement of funds released to the Federation by FIFA.
Super Eagles of Nigeria secured their spot at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday, and issue of proper funding for the team to avoid a repeat of past issues that has bedevilled the team regarding finances.
Issues of funding have affected Nigeria at major tournament with the players usually resorting to go on strike to force home their demand, but the Senate president has called on the NFF to make good use of funds from FIFA to teams going to the World Cup.
Saraki made this known while responding to the motion raised by Senator Ogba on the floor of the house for looted funds recovered by the Federal Government of Nigeria to be given to the team to prosecute their campaign at the World Cup in Russia next year.
“As we all know when you qualify for world cup, FIFA releases a significant amount of money to NFF and over the years the money has been squandered which is about $10 billion, It is important that NFF judiciously manage the funds.” Saraki said.