2018 W/C Russia:Nigeria have no cash for World Cup qualifier-NFF boss claims

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has revealed that with few days to Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia they are yet to pay for a chartered flight and hotel in Ndola.

Pinnick made this sensational disclosure to the senate sports committee on Tuesday.

He said NFF sponsors have not been forthcoming and this has forced them to apply for a government intervention but they are yet to get a response.

“We have a sound technical crew and our players are doing well, but the missing link is a financial incapacitation,” Pinnick disclosed to africanfootball.

“We have made arrangements for a chartered flight with Arik and have reserved 60 rooms in a new hotel which is just 10 minutes from the stadium in Ndola, but we have not paid for them.”

It has already been understood that the NFF travel agency has negotiated a $300,000 chartered flight to Zambia.

The NFF boss also confirmed that the country’s Europe-based stars were ordered to buy their flight tickets and fly economy to be join the training camp in Abuja for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.

“We requested the players to fly economy and about 80% of them complied with this,” he said.

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