The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have signed a five-year deal with oil company Aiteo beginning May 1 to cover the salaries of the coaches of the Super Eagles as well as other national teams.
At the contract signing in Lagos today, it was disclosed that the deal is worth 500 million Naira a year with an initial option of a year’s extension.
“Aiteo will pay the salaries of all national team coaches for the next five years,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick said at the signing ceremony.
“Our social responsibility objectives are to encourage a positive impact through our activities,” said top Aiteo executive Ndiana-Abasi Mathew.
The NFF failure to pay national team coaches including Eagles coach Gernot Rohr as and when due will now be a thing of the past.
Rohr is being owed for the past three months, while several other national team coaches are yet to be paid for many months.
And over the years, the country’s top coaches went unpaid for several months by the NFF, who complained of poor finances.