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NFF Football body to pay salaries with CAF's $60,000 grant

Siasia, who is currently away in Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympics, threatened to leave his position as coach because he has not been paid.

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Amaju Pinnick

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Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has stated that the $60,000 grant received from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will be used to pay salaries.

This was gathered in a news report published by Today News on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

Amaju Pinnick play

Amaju Pinnick

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According to the news company, Pinnick gave a directive that the money recently collected from CAF should be used to settle the outstanding entitlement of Samson Siasia and his assistants.

“I have directed the secretariat that the $60,000 we received from CAF be used immediately to pay the U23 team coaches,” 

“Use this money to pay them and we are in the process of paying them.”

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Samson Siasia play

Samson Siasia

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Siasia, who is currently away in Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympics, threatened to leave his position as coach because he has not been paid.

This was following his team's victory over Sweden at the ongoing tournament.

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