Nigeria FA head’s email hacked, doesn’t need cash

The president of the Nigerian Football Federation says his email

account has been hacked and that he doesn’t need money from his


In a statement through the federation, Aminu Maigari says he

realized Tuesday that his emails had been compromised and hackers

sent a message to his contacts asking for money while he was out of

the country. Maigari says ”this is far from the truth.”

The NFF boss said he will be traveling to Brazil later Tuesday

to attend Friday’s World Cup draw and the email asking for cash to

help him with a project he is working on was ”the handiwork of


African champion Nigeria was one of five African teams to

qualify for next year’s World Cup along with Ivory Coast, Ghana,

Cameroon and Algeria.