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NFA blames auditing on poor finances

11 April 2013, 15:17

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) in Abuja on Thursday cleared the air on the auditing of the national teams' coaching crew and the pegging of bonuses for the team.

A statement from Ademola Olajire the NFA’s Media Officer quoted, Emeka Inyama, the Chairman of the Media and Publicity, as saying that the NFA was compelled to take the decisions.

"We have decided to audit the staff of the national teams, especially the backroom staff as well as pegging of bonuses and allowances.

"We are constrained to do this as a result of our poor finances and we believe that Nigerians understand that we have to do this.

"This is in order to continue to fulfil our obligation of presenting the national teams for international competitions and tournaments," the statement read.

It further quoted the chairman denying rumours that the football house had slashed the salary of the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.

"NFA has categorically denied rumours and speculations in both the conventional and social media that it has slashed the take-home pay of Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi.

"The false story is another concoction aimed at distracting us at this very crucial period because NFA has a contract with the coach which is clearly-spelt-out.

"That contract says Keshi is to get N5 million as monthly salary and nothing has changed.

"The NFA Executive Committee is composed of highly-disciplined, diligent and responsible Nigerians and we will not do anything that will have unsavoury consequences for any of the national teams," the statement read.



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