Cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have abolished match bonuses for the country’s developmental teams led by five-time U17 world champions Golden Eaglets, president Amaju Pinnick has announced.
The other developmental teams are U17 female team, the Flamingoes, U13 and U15 national teams.
“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.
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.