Nigeria Football Federation NFF is to benefit from the Confederation of African Football, CAF, $200,000 (about N77m ) to all its affiliated Football Associations to cushion the effect of the Covid-19.
Each FA is expected to earn a share of $200,000 from the amount meant to alleviate the difficulties currently facing domestic leagues across the continent in the wake of the pandemic.
The decision was reached at the weekend in meeting held via videoconference.
“During its meeting of June 28, CAF Emergency Committee approved the immediate distribution of financial subventions to its Member Associations to help in the management of local football which has been seriously affected by the Covid-19,” CAF said in a statement.
“The total amount to be transferred to the 54 Member Associations of the continent is 10.8 million USD.”
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all local leagues in Africa have been suspended, except Burundi which resumed action last week.
CAF earlier sped up the payment of $3.5 million to clubs involved in continental competitions.
The CAF coronavirus relief fund is coming on the heels of a similar one given by the World Football governing body, FIFA to member federations to cushion the effect of the world wide pandemic that has crippled football activities across the globe.