President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, says the federation has received FIFA’s $1m COVID-19 relief fund.

FIFA had in June disclosed that it would spend $1.2bn as COVID-19 relief funds to member associations to cushion the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

All member associations got a universal solidarity grant of $1m, with an additional $500,000 grant specifically for women’s football.

Pinnick, in a series of tweets monitored by our correspondent on Wednesday, confirmed that the federation had received the money, adding that plans were already in place for the disbursement to the various beneficiaries from next week.

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