The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that Zenith Bank will pay the salary of Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, for a year.
Pinnick- Part of the deal will see Zenith bank sponsor our youth programme, pay the salary of Coach Oliseh for 1 year.
Oliseh took over the national team in July, on a deal that ensures he reportedly earns N5million a month, a total of N60million annually.
“Zenith Bank have undertaken to pay Oliseh’s salary for a year. This will take a lot of burden off the federation,” Pinnick said.
The financial institution will also bankroll a youth development programme that will produce future Super Eagles players.
“The bank has also sponsored the country’s top referees for refresher courses in London.”
“It’s a deal we’ll have for four years. Every year we’ll talents churned out,” Pinnick revealed while appearing as a guest on Channels Sports.
“We’ve been on the plan for a sustainable youth programme for over 9 months and we hope it will out-live us.
“Part of the deal will see Zenith bank sponsor our youth programme, pay the salary of Coach Oliseh for 1 year,” Pinnick revealed.
Cash-strapped NFF have in the past struggled to pay the national team coaches.