To reassure the Nigeria Football Federation of its promise to sponsor the national teams of the country yearly, telecommunications giant Globacom splashed a whopping N350m on the NFF.
This news was disclosed by the marketing director of the football federation Idris Adama saying the fund is meant for the daily running of the programmes the football federation for the period of 2012/2013 football season.
It would be recalled that during the reign of the former president of the federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi the communications company and the football federation fell out over the same deal saying a better deal would have been brokered.
With this present deal signed and sealed by the Nigeria Football Federation which the body felt is fair and it has been decided that the signed agreement will last for four years.
The marketing director said further that the federation appreciates Globacom’s gesture stressing that the amount would go a long way to augment the financial requirements of the football federation especially as it prepares the various teams for the continental qualifiers and other tournaments.
It will be recalled that while the Flamingoes are in Azerbaijan for the FIFA U-17 Championship, the Super Falcons are presently camping in Abuja preparatory to the Africa Women Championship in Equatorial Guinea.
The Flying Eagles are also prosecuting qualifying matches for the Africa U-20 Championship.