NFF splash $250k for Congo DR, but why are spending such?

Super Eagles By: Linus Onyeze | 16/05/2018

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The Nigeria Football Federation will pay out $250,000 for a chartered flight for the DR Congo to fly in for a friendly against the Super Eagles.

The Congolese are being hosted by Nigeria in a farewell international friendly match in Port Harcourt and president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick has also allayed fears that DRC’s arrival could put Nigeria at risk of another outbreak of the deadly Ebola after fresh cases of the disease were reported in the central African nation.

The cash is courtesy of the oil-rich Rivers State Government, who will formally announce a partnership with La Liga giants Real Madrid to build a football academy in Port Harcourt.

The DRC team are due in Port Harcourt on May 25, three days before the match against World Cup-bound Super Eagles to celebrate this partnership with Real Madrid.

In the meantime, Pinnick has reassured there will be no health risks on the arrival of DRC following the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease in that country.

Pinnick said the necessary precautions and screenings will be carried out on the DRC contingent, which incidentally will be dominated by players who play their football overseas.