It's not a good news for young and upcoming players, neither is it good for developmental football, but NFF may go ahead and pull out from age grade competitions at the national level, if the economy doesn't improve...towards the funding of football at all level.
If recent cash-crisis rocking Nigeria football fratenity did not subsides then the country might pull out of the age-grade competition for both male and female.
Nigeria Football Federation has been going through rough patch in terms of paying players entitlement but if the response and body language of NFF president Amaju Pinnick, must be taken seriously, then Nigeria populace should look beyond the Nigeria U17 male and female, U20 male and female taking part in the major tournaments.
After Nigeria Women National team, Super Falcon carried out sitting protest to press home their demand due to inability of NFF to pay their allowances and bonuses, the NFF has hinted that it would review its program with regard to participation in championships next year due to inadequate allocation to the federation by the sports ministry.
But reports on Thursday said the majority of the members are backing the idea. According to top source NFF president Amaju Melvin Pinnick show his displeasure to all the embarassing incident that happened in 2016 thereby pushing for serious cutting down while also hoping to receive back for his actions.
Pinnick gave this hint while answering questions on Channels TV Sports This Morning on Wednesday December 28.
He made clear that such cut down is necessary for NFF to survive current economic recession in the country "...both government and Corporate Sponsors are down sizing seriously and we have no option but total follow suite in order to remain afloat as well as achieve our major goals."