As part of moves to transform Nigerian football, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has revealed plans to construct world-class team accommodations and stadiums with FIFA funds.
Gusau emphasized the NFF’s commitment to prudent financial management in football administration.
To reduce costs, FIFA Forward support funds will be used to construct hostel accommodation and infrastructure at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, starting next year.
Recently, Gusau declared that preparations were in top gear to tap into the FIFA Forward 3.0 project to build a befitting hostel for the national teams instead of paying huge bills for hotel accommodation.
“We hope we have started and made some good progress in the building of our hostel accommodation for players and officials of the national teams through our FIFA Forward support fund.”
NFF will provide the next phase of support of FIFA in FIFA Forward 3.0. If you remember, I tried to make this known, that I am going to use that opportunity to build infrastructures like hostel accommodation.”
While the project for the building hostel accommodation for the national teams, Gusau also explained that infrastructure will be upgraded regarding football pitches at the MKO Abiola Stadium.
” As well as you see, we have only that pitch, the FIFA goal project pitch that is even a little bit downgraded, ” the NFF President explained.
” So, I think it is high time for us to have a new pitch, both artificial and natural pitches for the Super Eagles and other teams. So, that is what we intend to do with our FIFA Forward support.”
“There is a significant purpose on it, all that is required from us from FIFA, we will try to show forth the documents and our plans. We are going to commence very soon and everyone can monitor the progress.
“By this time next year, we hope to see a lot of progress from the project. It will be very easy to monitor because it’s going to happen here. So, you can come anytime and see what is going on,” he concluded.