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EFCC confirms fresh probe into NFF over World Cup fund

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, confirmed that it is conducting a new investigation into the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF.

According to BBCSports, the latest survey occurs after a separate case presented by the EFCC and another from the Special Presidential Investigation Panel.

The latest wide-ranging investigation is investigating allegations of fraud over how the money was stolen from sponsorship for football development in the country.

“What I can confirm is that the agency is investigating officials from the Nigerian Football Federation,” EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren told BBC Sport.

It is concluded that the NFF investigation will analyze the allegations of irregularity before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The research focuses on the money generated by the NFF’s official sponsors, the national league’s TV sponsorship and payments from a former kit provider for all national teams.

It also focuses on funds provided by federal and state governments for friendly matches involving Super Eagles and the embezzlement of approximately USD 2.7 million from the financial assistance program of the world governing body of football, FIFA.