President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has revealed that his plans for a better second term are already on course.
The NFF boss says he intends to achieve 65% private sector funding of the round leather game in the country.
Pinnick, who was re-elected for another four-year term September 20 at the NFF elective congress in Katsina, said he would make the best of his unprecedented second tenure.
The NFF President stressed that financing of the game would not be a problem, noting that an improved contract with sports kit, jerseys and equipment manufacturer Nike was on the cards, especially after the global success of the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup attire.
Pinnick further revealed that the nation’s football body recently engaged two of Nigeria’s renowned billionaires Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola with invitations to the Fifa Best Awards in London for potential investments in the game.
With all that in place, the NFF supremo believes the football federation are on course to become completely self-funding by the end of his second term.
He said, “Thanks to our many sponsors and partners, we have achieved 65-per cent private sector funding status.
“Football has a tremendous capacity to be self-sustaining and even contribute significantly to the national GDP. Our target is a hundred per cent.”