The Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that due to the fall of economy in Nigeria the Developmental teams which include the U17 male and Female, Flamingoes U13, and national U15 wont be receiving match bonuses again, president Amaju Pinnick has announced.
“The players of these national teams will no longer be entitled to match bonus because of lack of funds caused by the economic downturn in the country,” a top official informed.
The Eaglets received $1,000-a-player as win bonus at major tournaments.
Pinnick admitted the NFF’s poor finances on a television programme on Thursday.
“Funding has been very, very poor for the federation,” restated the NFF boss, who ruled out speculations that some of the national teams will be scraped because of the cash crunch.
The NFF have budgeted more than seven billion Naira for 2016 with most of the cash coming from government subvention.