About NFF :Functions of NFF

Functions of the Nigeria Football Federation

The main objectives of the Nigeria Football Federation is to constantly promote, regulate and control the game of football throughout the territory of Nigeria, in the light of football’s unifying values of education, culture and humanitarianism.

Broadly, the functions of the NFF are inclusive of the following:

  • Encourage the development of all forms of amateur and professional football in Nigeria
  • Organize League and other matches for professional and amateur Clubs in co-operation with respective bodies recognized by the Federation
  • Organize the participation of Nigerian Clubs in international competitions
  • Provide, in co-operation with other bodies, adequate training for its employees and various personnel who may be involved in the administration and organization of League matches and its activities, with a view to improving the standard of football administration and organization.
  • Determine such areas of League activities to be commercialized, in order to earn income for the League, the professional players, professional Clubs and the Federation
  • Organize and regulate the activities of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) and grant annual licenses to persons taken to be Members of the NRA, to enhance the status of football referees
  • Organize and grant annual licenses to persons taken to be Members of the Nigeria Coaches Association
  • Determine from time to time, in the interest of the nation, the international bodies to which the Federation may affiliate
  • Set up or recognize such subsidiary bodies to assist the Board in the performance of its functions under the Statutes
  • Set up standing/ad-hoc committees as the Board may consider necessary to enable it perform its functions
  • Find ways and means of ensuring the security and safety of football fans and participants generally
  • Identify sources of funding the game of football in the country
  • Encourage the participation of Nigerian youths in the game of football
  • Carry out such other functions as the Congress or Board may determine