Nigeria sign N1.8bn contract with Glo

Posted: 11 July 2011 Time: 07:07 pm

Nigeria’s football authorities have signed a five-year partnership deal worth nearly N2-billion with telecommunications company Globacom.

The deal more than doubles the previous contract between the NFF and Glo, which was worth N150-million annually and will see the company reclaim title rights to the national teams, become presenting sponsors of the Federation Cup as well as the National First Division, which is the country's second tier of domestic football, the women's league and the amateur league.

Additionally, Glo will pay the NFF N60-million out of the N70-million outstanding from the last year of their previous sponsorship deal with the NFF.

The contract includes a provision to facilitate the organisation of two international friendly matches every year, says NFF Head of Marketing Adama Idris.

Glo will pay the NFF a fixed sum of N350-million per year for the first three years of the contract, with 10 percent increases in the last two years.

Present at the signing of the contract on Friday were NFF President Aminu Maigari and acting General Secretary Musa Amadu.

Glo were represented by Bode Opeseitan, Director of Special Promotions.

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Previous comments on this story...

Apiripah
posted: 07:51 pm
Guest where the money is going,buying houses over sea for their sons while our football pitchers are in terrible condition.


FOUR SIGHTS LEGEND
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 pm
so are we going to see improvement in our leagues? Are we going to see a better broadcasting of the league matches? Are the players going to get good payment now? Are we going to have security in our stadium?. Please we urge the football administrator in this country to use that money wisely.
Anonymous
posted: 08:03 pm
so are we going to see improvement in our leagues? Are we going to see a better broadcasting of the league matches? Are the players going to get good payment now? Are we going to have security in our stadium?. Please we urge the football administrator in this country to use that money wisely.
luise-hero
posted: 10:05 pm
when it comes to story like this i hate to read it because all this amount of money is for the few glass house gangbusters i believe they are pumping their champaign shouting once again it has happen,,, dis one na money miss road
Baba Dudu
posted: 10:22 pm
JACKPOT!

This is a good development for Nigerian soccer if NFF people dont steal it but use it judiciously.

Glo is doing a good job for Nigeria and not spending it outside.
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
So cheap. Now i can see why our football is still dwindling.
By the way, why is Musa amadu still a acting Secretary General?

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
ola dara
posted: 11:21 pm
flying eagles beat aberdeen u-19 7-0 in awarm up game on monday morning
Game147
posted: 11:43 pm
U-17 final (first half) : Mexico 1-0 Uruguay.
Baba Dudu
posted: 12:15 am
@Game147:

The Competition was over yesterday July 10, 2011. Mexico won the Cup 2-0!
Game147
posted: 12:17 am
sorry forunites , the U-17 finals was played 22 hours ago : Mexico 2-0 Uruguay (Briseno and Cassilas scored for Mexico in the 31st and 92nd minutes respectively. Mexico are the current U-17 champions.
Game147
posted: 12:26 am
@Baba Dudu, I just realized that. The AAG qualifier yesterday made Me forget the date.
Anonymous
posted: 01:58 am
Can someone please tell me how much 2 billion naira is in euro, dollars or pounds sterling. Is it up to 10 million dollars? If it's not, then NFF have signed our football into slavery! They frustrated MTN's mega deal to settle for GLO's peanuts. What a shame!
ola2014
posted: 03:03 am
The report that another German coach has made a fool of Nigeria is apnotyauling. It is insane to note that the assistant coach who happens to be caucasion is getting paid 8 times more than the African head coach. Besides the caucasian assistent gets paid his monthly salary while the African head coach has not receive any pay in two years.What I dont know is how she is able to feed her family.While the egg heads of NFF haveen busy spending the countries money. How long are we going to disgrace our motherland?
uc4life
posted: 04:14 am
Pls tell me, 1.8b Naira for our premier, national, and women football leagues plus at least two international friendly per year. Hahahahaha, is it money? or did u people sign for ur pockets? well its only time will tell. What happened to MTN sponsorship? There may be sumtin behind this deal, lets watchout. A time when each Nigerian club side shd have its own sponsor, we're still signing for a mere change, then how much will our corrupt football administrators take out of it, besides it is over 5 years. Why not borrow a leaf 4rom EPL, League 1, La Liga, even SA league or do u think our players don't deserve earning good money? Shame!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:02 am
Glo should not see themselves as if they are doing a great deal for the country football and our football admin, this is a rubbish deal. Why should they include all tiers of our football league and also all tiers of our national teams for this small amount of money and for a long period. This is total exploitation and I believe some members of our football admin must have agreed this deal for personal reasons. Imagine organising only two friendly matches for only our senior national team for the whole year. This money should have only be for one tier of the league or only the national teams. The different tiers of the league should have different sponsors and not more than a period of two years to allow space for other willing sponsors that might come up within this period.
Anonymous
posted: 07:43 am
Lets no exclaim yet. The amount seems mouth watering but it can serve as a starting point for a better deal. After all 1 movie production in Hollywood cost far much than that. But we hope NF utilize it. They come out complaining no cash. I wonder where the dough is going into. Let our league be improved. I know of a Nig league player earning N30,000 a month. Even with that amount he is still being owed salary.Lets start with our league to develop our players. Look at Tevez, he wants to leave Man city to play for his country's league. Argentina is not richer than us in resources. Only Lagos+Rivers wealth can take care of Argentina
Akwaowo
posted: 09:41 am
I hope photographs were taken at the occassion and all the signatures verified, the conditions spelt out, read out in English and interpreted in all the local languages. I'd hate to hear stories of contract breaching again. E don do. Now let's move forward.
Akwaowo
posted: 09:46 am
There are a lot other ways that the NFF can make money - endorsements, kitting, transfers, TV rights, etc. I hope they are looking at all the possibilities. And please, I hope they are thinking of sponsorship for the female team also. The female league is in tarters.
Kerewa
posted: 09:50 am
@Amata, its like 13.1mil dollars, but its still peanut. for 5yrs??? damn!!!! if its per annum, we will say we are coming up. I hope those blokes know that the worth of this cash in 4yrs time wont be the same. So y the long term stuff??? My fingers are crossed.
Akwaowo
posted: 09:51 am
Nigeria Flying Eagles wallop Aberdeen U-19 by 7-0. I hope they will transfer that goal hunger to the World Championship
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 am
Just 2 Friendly matches???????
Anonymous
posted: 11:17 am
The contract includes a provision to facilitate the organisation of two international friendly matches every year, says NFF Head of Marketing Adama Idris.
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Oh, come on, Just 2 international Matches???? What kind of international match? Grade A match or what? They should be able to facilitate the organisation of about 4 international friendly matches every year.
senatorargentina
posted: 12:01 pm
I'm happy to be back, Osaze
Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has revealed his joy at returning to the national team following a four-month absence. He noted that nothing was greater than donning the green-white-green colours of Super Eagles.



The 29-year-old had been suspended from the team by head coach Samson Siasia following accusations of leaving camp in March without proper authorisation, as well as showing dissent in a Twitter rant.



Siasia warned that the West Brom star would not be recalled to the Super Eagles until he apologised to the team and the NFF.



The player was initially defiant, saying he was prepared for a long stay away from the team, but the Nigeria Football Federation announced a resolution to the matter on Monday.



Odemwingie, currently in America for the Baggies' pre-season, also confirmed that the issue was now in the past after speaking with Siasia.



"Yes it is true coach Siasia and I had a discussion a couple of days ago where we resolved the matter about why I left the Super Eagles camp soon after the win over Ethiopia." Odemwingie told Complete Sports.



"I am happy I will have the chance to once again don the green and white colours of Nigeria. Nothing is greater than that. Whatever happened between us is in the past."



In the experienced striker's absence, the Super Eagles spanked a second-string Argentina side 4:1 in an international friendly in Abuja on June 01, before a disappointing 2:2 with Ethiopia in a Nations Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa five days later.



Nigeria face a number of important games, including a high profile friendly against regional foes Ghana in Watford next month, a Nations Cup qualifier against Madagascar on September 03 in Antananarivo, and another high profile friendly against a full-strength Argentina on September 06 in Bangladesh.
senatorargentina
posted: 12:02 pm
I'm happy to be back, Osaze
Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has revealed his joy at returning to the national team following a four-month absence. He noted that nothing was greater than donning the green-white-green colours of Super Eagles.



The 29-year-old had been suspended from the team by head coach Samson Siasia following accusations of leaving camp in March without proper authorisation, as well as showing dissent in a Twitter rant.



Siasia warned that the West Brom star would not be recalled to the Super Eagles until he apologised to the team and the NFF.



The player was initially defiant, saying he was prepared for a long stay away from the team, but the Nigeria Football Federation announced a resolution to the matter on Monday.



Odemwingie, currently in America for the Baggies' pre-season, also confirmed that the issue was now in the past after speaking with Siasia.



"Yes it is true coach Siasia and I had a discussion a couple of days ago where we resolved the matter about why I left the Super Eagles camp soon after the win over Ethiopia." Odemwingie told Complete Sports.



"I am happy I will have the chance to once again don the green and white colours of Nigeria. Nothing is greater than that. Whatever happened between us is in the past."



In the experienced striker's absence, the Super Eagles spanked a second-string Argentina side 4:1 in an international friendly in Abuja on June 01, before a disappointing 2:2 with Ethiopia in a Nations Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa five days later.



Nigeria face a number of important games, including a high profile friendly against regional foes Ghana in Watford next month, a Nations Cup qualifier against Madagascar on September 03 in Antananarivo, and another high profile friendly against a full-strength Argentina on September 06 in Bangladesh.
senatorargentina
posted: 12:02 pm
I'm happy to be back, Osaze
Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has revealed his joy at returning to the national team following a four-month absence. He noted that nothing was greater than donning the green-white-green colours of Super Eagles.



The 29-year-old had been suspended from the team by head coach Samson Siasia following accusations of leaving camp in March without proper authorisation, as well as showing dissent in a Twitter rant.



Siasia warned that the West Brom star would not be recalled to the Super Eagles until he apologised to the team and the NFF.



The player was initially defiant, saying he was prepared for a long stay away from the team, but the Nigeria Football Federation announced a resolution to the matter on Monday.



Odemwingie, currently in America for the Baggies' pre-season, also confirmed that the issue was now in the past after speaking with Siasia.



"Yes it is true coach Siasia and I had a discussion a couple of days ago where we resolved the matter about why I left the Super Eagles camp soon after the win over Ethiopia." Odemwingie told Complete Sports.



"I am happy I will have the chance to once again don the green and white colours of Nigeria. Nothing is greater than that. Whatever happened between us is in the past."



In the experienced striker's absence, the Super Eagles spanked a second-string Argentina side 4:1 in an international friendly in Abuja on June 01, before a disappointing 2:2 with Ethiopia in a Nations Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa five days later.



Nigeria face a number of important games, including a high profile friendly against regional foes Ghana in Watford next month, a Nations Cup qualifier against Madagascar on September 03 in Antananarivo, and another high profile friendly against a full-strength Argentina on September 06 in Bangladesh.
senatorargentina
posted: 12:03 pm
I'm happy to be back, Osaze
Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has revealed his joy at returning to the national team following a four-month absence. He noted that nothing was greater than donning the green-white-green colours of Super Eagles.



The 29-year-old had been suspended from the team by head coach Samson Siasia following accusations of leaving camp in March without proper authorisation, as well as showing dissent in a Twitter rant.



Siasia warned that the West Brom star would not be recalled to the Super Eagles until he apologised to the team and the NFF.



The player was initially defiant, saying he was prepared for a long stay away from the team, but the Nigeria Football Federation announced a resolution to the matter on Monday.



Odemwingie, currently in America for the Baggies' pre-season, also confirmed that the issue was now in the past after speaking with Siasia.



"Yes it is true coach Siasia and I had a discussion a couple of days ago where we resolved the matter about why I left the Super Eagles camp soon after the win over Ethiopia." Odemwingie told Complete Sports.



"I am happy I will have the chance to once again don the green and white colours of Nigeria. Nothing is greater than that. Whatever happened between us is in the past."



In the experienced striker's absence, the Super Eagles spanked a second-string Argentina side 4:1 in an international friendly in Abuja on June 01, before a disappointing 2:2 with Ethiopia in a Nations Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa five days later.



Nigeria face a number of important games, including a high profile friendly against regional foes Ghana in Watford next month, a Nations Cup qualifier against Madagascar on September 03 in Antananarivo, and another high profile friendly against a full-strength Argentina on September 06 in Bangladesh.
Anonymous
posted: 06:48 pm
He thinks he is a white man
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 pm
Collins!..Its d NFF that signed d contract,not Nigeria!...Get ppl to proofread 'your news' before u post them.Just a suggestion!...

Hey,what happens to d contract earlier signed with MTN that drew so much controversies?...These NFF are bunch of clowns!
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