The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is reportedly being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over how sponsorship money meant for the development of football in the country has been stolen.
The latest investigation comes against the backdrop of a separate case brought to the anti graft agency and one by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel.
This was confirmed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, while speaking with BBC Sport, “What I can confirm is that officials of the Nigeria Football Federation are being investigated by the agency,” .
Yans understands that the investigation into the NFF will look at allegations of wrongdoing before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The inquiry is focusing on money generated from the NFF’s official sponsors, domestic league’s television sponsorship and payments from a former kit supplier for all the national teams.
It also focuses on funds provided by federal and state governments for friendly matches involving the Super Eagles and the misappropriation of about US$2.7m from the Financial Assistance Programme of football’s world governing body, FIFA.
In May, the NFF president Amaju Pinnick told the BBC that he and four other top officials were being “victimised” and denied any wrongdoing over the alleged misappropriation of funds case brought by the SPIP for the recovery of public property.