The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo has announced that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released its N11.4m share of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund.
The NFF announced recently it had received close to 2 million dollars from FIFA as covid-19 funds.
Sirawoo praised NFF led by Amaju Pinnick for the transparent way it has disbursed the funds in accordance with FIFA guidelines.
He said on Sunday, November 29,2020 to the media:
“FIFA and the NFF must be commended for this transparent process. It has been done in such a manner that is open for all to see.
“FIFA must also be commended for such a gesture despite a challenging period of coronavirus pandemic across the world. It is a sign of a responsive and responsible football governing body.”
He then assured that the funds allocated to SWAN would be used in accordance with the group’s laws.
He said: “Let me state clearly that we will follow all guidelines as stated by FIFA and NFF; every penny
“Our mantra has always been responsive leadership and we will demonstrate that in all our dealings. An enlarged NEC meeting will hold in a couple of days to determine how the funds will be utilized,” he