World Cup Slots: NFF Earmarks N138m For Aki, Pawpaw

Following the discovery of the $800,000 (about N138.4 million) the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has set aside to sponsor 10 Nigerians in the entertainment industry to cheer the Super Eagles during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Nollywood stars have turned the Glass House to a Mecca of some sort to lobby to be among the beneficiaries.

In the financial plan presented to the National Assembly, the NFF had revealed its decision to invite the duo of Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme, popularly called Aki and Pawpaw and eight other Nigerians in the entertainment industry for the world football fiesta in June.

Although sources at the federation told Daily Sunsports in confidence that the federation has been receiving several calls from Nollywood stars indicating interest in joining the diminutive duo, others took the bull by the horn by storming the Glass House yesterday to parley with management.

The federation yesterday received in audience four Nollywood stars who allegedly came to make case for themselves

Confirming the high-powered lobbying, our source explained that the Nollywood stars stormed the office of the General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu for a brief discussion before meeting with the Director of Competition Dr. Salisu Mohammed.


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