Determined to save the cost of accommodation for the Super Eagles and other National teams, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau is planning a 5-Star hotel at Package B of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the purpose.
Gusau said the hotel would be 50 rooms to be built beside the Sunday Dankoro House Secretariat of the Football House.
“We already have building plans and as soon as we get the enablement, we’ll start this project”
He also said he will refurbish and renovate the FIFA Goal Project Hostel Accommodation which is in deplorable condition.
According to the NFF President, “when we came to power, we realized that one of the fundamental problems the Federation was having which is the biggest problem, was hotel accommodation which has taken a big chunk from the Federation finances. “We intend to stop it. We’re building our hotel”, he said.
He added that the Federation intends to complement the hotel with two brand new training pitches – one synthetic and the other natural grass, also at Package B.
“We’ll have two new pitches at Package B to complement the already existing one at the main bowl. All these are to conserve funds for the Federation since we have other activities at the Federation.
“During my first quarter as president, I intend to do a lot of things and save cost for the Federation and even do other activities, and in my final quarter, I intend to do a lot and put many things in place and save cost for the Federation. We’ll not go into flamboyant spending again like in the past.
We intend to conserve finances and look at our projects and look at which ones are our priorities. It would not be business as usual”.
According to Gusau, whenever NFF receives any grant from FIFA, we’ll set up some of these programs.
The pitches are – one synthetic and one natural grass. 2019-2020 which the Sports Minister directed to be withheld because of the fears that the former NFF President Amaju Pinnick was going to misappropriate in their usual way of high-flying way of spending – flying the Super Eagles in business class and taking a lot of Board Members to Competitions.
The huge debt profile is enormous and finding it difficult to settle such as the airlines, and hotels – NFF is said to be owing a lot of hotel accommodation and airlines – major debts weighing down the Federation.