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NFF denies money allegation

25 April 2014, 13:24Israel Ojoko

Abuja - General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Musa Amadu has described as 'baseless,' insinuations in a section of the media that key officials of NFF are in the habit of sharing salaries and allowances with coaches of national teams.

Amadu, who has over the past four years presided over the most successful Secretariat in the history of Nigeria football, lampooned the insinuations and challenged the proponents of the rumours to hit the public space with their facts.

"I want to say without mincing words that nobody in the NFF, not among Members of the Executive Committee, or the Management, or Staff, or the sub-Committees, have been sharing any money with any of our Coaches.

"I really want the persons vending these scandalous and scurrilous stories go to town with the facts available to them. We would like to see those facts.

"We pay all our Coaches what is due to them in salaries, allowances and bonuses. For salaries, they are paid less the appropriate Personal Income Tax and directly into their bank accounts. The said tax is then paid directly to the Federal Inland Revenue Service, and the records are there for anyone to verify."

Amadu lambasted the purveyors of the rumours, stating that their sole intention is to derail Nigeria's 2014 FIFA World Cup plan after all other methods by the detractors have failed woefully. "Otherwise, why is the issue only just propping up less than 50 days to the opening match of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil?

"We are not deterred. The NFF is fully focused on the task of preparing the Super Eagles adequately for a brilliant outing at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. Nothing can distract us."

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