Nigeria might face shortage of funds should they reach the latter stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
This is mainly as a result of a recent revelation that the over N1b budgeted for the tournament is being released in batches by the government of the federation, saddled with the responsibility of footing the Super Eagles’ bills at this summer’s tournament.
The country’s minister of sport Tammy Danagogo announced: We have released a good sum to get them (the Eagles) to a reasonable level of the World Cup.
“Government has mamde releases to cover their camping, all the friendlies, the group stage and once they cross the group stage more funds would be released to the team.”
Danagogo added: “You know in government, monies are released in batches. The most important thing for the government is for the players to excel and do Africa and Nigeria proud.”
Nigeria begin the 2014 World Cup against Iran on June 16, before playing debutantes Bosnia-Herzegovina and favourites Argentina.