Members of the Super Sand Eagles, the Beach Soccer national team, have lamented the team’s exclusion from the list of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 relief funds, The PUNCH reports.
The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday released a list of how it shared $2m across national teams, the men and women’s leagues, coaches association, supporters and sports writers, amongst others.
According to a statement from the Communications Department of the NFF, the total sum is made up of $1m from FIFA’s support for restarting the football season, $500,000, the world body’s support for women’s football; $300,000, CAF’s support to its members and $200,000, the NFF’s support from sponsors funds.
According to the NFF’s list, women’s football will get $500,000, while men’s football will receive $1.5m, but there is no allocation for the Super Sand Eagles.
A coach of the team, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said, “We’ve been owed allowances for several years now and it’s unfair the Beach Soccer team is not included on the list.” (Punch)