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10 months after, NFF drops Tingo as Federation Cup sponsor

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dropped Tingo as the official sponsor of the country’s oldest football competition, the Federation Cup for failing to meet…

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dropped Tingo as the official sponsor of the country’s oldest football competition, the Federation Cup for failing to meet with contractual obligations.

It will be recalled that the President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, in June 2023 announced the partnership in Abuja.

According to Gusau, his administration had conducted due diligence on the company before accepting to partner with the Agri-Fintech company.

“We took our time to conduct due diligence on the company and we found them to be upright and credible. For us, it is about credibility and integrity. A number of corporates have approached us for partnerships but we are taking our time to evaluate things,” he said then.

However, the NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, revealed to our reporter yesterday that Tingo was dropped after delivering nothing despite making huge promises.

He further said last years’ winner, Bendel Insurance, were still owed their prize money because of Tingo’s failure to deliver.

“Tingo is no longer the sponsor of the Federation Cup. They promised so much and delivered nothing.

“I think last year’s winners are being owed because of Tingo’s failure to meet with contractual obligations,” he said.

The Federation Cup began as the Governor’s Cup in 1945, and has been addressed variously as the Challenge Cup and the Football Association (FA) Cup over the decades.

It was renamed Federation Cup in 2008, when the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) became Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following the approval of its Congress in Makurdi, Benue State.

 

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