Nigeria Vs Atletico Madrid: Why NFF will not ‘spend a dime’ for friendly match – Pinnick

Nigeria Vs Atletico Madrid: Why NFF will not ‘spend a dime’ for friendly match – Pinnick



Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has revealed that the body will not be ‘spending a dime’ for the friendly game between Super Eagles Team B and Atletico Madrid.

Salisu Yusuf’s men will take on the Los Rojiblancos in the Gotv Max Cup at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Pinnick said that the game will not cost the federation any money because the match was arranged between the LMC and LaLiga.

“We are not paying Atletico a dime. That’s the beauty of what Dikko is doing at the LMC. Mamelodi Sundowns (of South Africa) are paying Barcelona about $4 million for a friendly but we are not paying anything,” Pinnick explained on a breakfast show on Channels Television.

“It’s an arrangement that the LMC had with La Liga a couple of years back. You know La Liga have an office here, they employ Nigerians and also pay their taxes here.

“They have got their landing permits and we already took their advance party to see the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo and they were awed that we have such a beautiful structure here. They loved it. So everything is set for that game.”

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