Brazil 2014 Set to Cost Nigeria N2bn

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it hopes to spend N2bn (over $11 million) for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

This was made known by the general secretary of the NFF, Musa Amadu, during the house committee on sport budget defence.

“We expect that one point two billion Naira will come from government, while the football house will source the balance of the money to ensure a smooth outing for the Super Eagles at Brazil 2014,” Amadu explained.

Super Eagles Line-Up vs Uruguay at Last Year's Confederation Cup.
Super Eagles Line-Up vs Uruguay at Last Year’s Confederation Cup.

The total expenditure has been put down to 2,084,053,765 Naira with 1,254,164,329 Naira coming from government, while the balance of this amount will come from sponsors and fund raising events.

The money will cover cost of a training camp in Houston, Texas, USA, as well as bonuses and allowances of the team.

Nigeria has been drawn alongside Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran in her fifth appearance on the biggest stage of world football.


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