House of Representatives Adjourns NFF/Super Falcons Investigation To Wednesday

The Federal House of Representatives has adjourned the investigation on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Super Falcons till next Wednesday, 30th August, 2023.

The investigation which was halted on Wednesday (yesterday) following absence of the NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau continued on Thursday with the two federation’s bigwigs (NFF President, Gusau and Secretary General, Sanusi Mohammed) taking oath with the Holy Quran before the commencement of the proceeding at the instance of the committee chairman , Honourable Blessing Onuh Onyeche

During the investigation, the Committee sought clarifications on conflicting information on payment of players’ allowances and bonuses since 2019, the payment of $10,000 monthly salary by FIFA to the General Secretary, Sanusi Mohammed, the details of the Federal Government intervention funds, FIFA Grants, CAF subvention and sponsorship funds.

Responding, the NFF boss, Ibrahim Gusau said all backlogs of unpaid winning bonuses and allowances of Super Falcons have been paid except for the World Cup qualifier game between Ivory Coast and Nigeria (away match).

However, he said the FIFA Player Prize Money allocation at the 2023 Women’s World Cup would be paid immediately the world football governing body remits the funds.

Sanusi confirmed to the House that he gets a monthly operational cost of $10,000 monthly from FIFA following an agreement with former NFF boss, Amaju Pinnick.

Not satisfied with their presentations, the sitting was deferred to next Wednesday because the federation could not provide documents to substantiate their claims on payment of players and officials of Super Falcons.

Other documents to be provided before the next sitting of the Committee includes; invoice showing purchase of GPS Tracker and Installation of Scouting Software from the $960,000 from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) meant for preparation of Super Falcons for the 2023 World Cup.

And the document containing partnership agreement between the Federation and Euro Data (NFF’s Friendly Games partner), the invitation and agreement letters between the organiser of Four Nation Tournament in Mexico and the NFF and other friendly matches.

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