[2009 UNDER-17 WORLD CUP]
Just days after announcing that it wouldn't be able to host the 2009 Under-17 World Cup, the Nigerian government agreed to back the
organization of the competition but with a smaller budget.
Nigeria rejected the local organizing committee's proposal of a 37 billion naira ($314 million) budget. A budget of 9
billion naira ($79 million) has since been approved.
A FIFA commended Nigeria's preparations for the tournament slated for November 2009 during an inspection tour earlier in the
Nigeria hosted the 1999 Under-20 World Cup.