NFF receives first ambulance since it’s inception in 1945
NEWSMAN – Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will receive a brand new ambulance, following a partnership deal between the country’s football body and Chinese car firm GAC Motor in Lagos.
It’s the first time the football body will own an ambulance since it was founded in 1945.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick; Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr; NFF’s Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen and NFF General Secretary Sanusi Mohammed will all be given new official cars as well.
However, the financial details and duration of the deal have not been disclosed by both parties.
“We’ve been on this deal for several months now. It’s the first time NFF will own an ambulance, top officials of the federation like the president, general secretary, NFF Technical Director and the Super Eagles coach will also get new cars,” Pinnick said.
“We will protect everything enshrined in this contract. Our direction is 100 per cent self-funding and this deal is part of it. Before the end of next year, the NFF should be able to fund itself,” he added.
The Chairman of CIG Motors, representatives of GAC Motor in Nigeria, Diana Chen, said the deal was part of the company’s commitment towards sports development in Nigeria, PUNCH reported.
He further said that “GAC Motor will bring a high-performance level (with the new deal) and we are hopeful Nigeria will become the next very powerful sports country.”
“The partnership signed today is just the beginning. GAC Motor is one of the biggest motor firms in Asia and we’ve been in Nigeria since 2014. We’ve sponsored events like Lagos Marathon, Asaba Athletics Championships and the upcoming Kaduna Marathon. It’s because we love sports,” he added.