Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick said his target is to make the country’s football administration less dependent on government subvention as is obtained in top footballing nations
He submitted that this was a vital ingredient in football development and his board will continue to pursue self-sufficiency to enable the federation carry out its responsibility to the national teams and also to afford the government the opportunity to channel funds to other areas of sports development.
“We have already achieved 60 percent and our target is to be 100 percent,” said Pinnick.
“Though we may not be perfect, we have achieved success in the area of generating funds for the federation and it would be good if the NFF continue on this path.
“This is why we need a stable and credible federation that prospective sponsors will be glad to associate with. As we are talking, we have in deep negotiations more corporate Nigeria to partner with football.”
He added that with the already existing partnership the NFF was able to meet its obligations to the national teams in the light of scarce government resources.
“We need to bring our football administration to international standards. This is the only way we can compete with other top football countries.”