CAF gives GFA $200,000 as Covid-19 relief

The Ghana Football Association will receive a financial package of $200,000 from the Confederation of African Football after the continent’s football governing body announced covid 19 relief package for member Associations.

An amount of $10.8 million was approved by CAF’s Emergency Committee after a video conference meeting on Thursday May 29,2020.

CAF said the amount will be distributed to its 54 member associations as part of a relief plan to ease the financial burden on the African football community as a consequence of the coronavirus of pandemic.

“Due to the fast-spread of COVID-19, African MA’s have suspended all domestic competitions, which has brought about huge financial burdens on their shoulders. Caf has thus decided to wave the eligibility requirements to access

the annual grants, so all MA’s can benefit during this difficult period,” stated President Ahmad Ahmad.

Also, Caf is assessing the opportunity of additional financial support to MA’s for the resumption and organisation of their domestic competitions.

Two weeks ago, Caf announced the distribution of USD 3.5 Million to the participants of the Interclub competitions for the 2019/20 season. The two club competitions, Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup, were suspended after the quarter-final matches due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Caf is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities including the Wealth Health Organization (WHO), Fifa amongst others on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time.

Source: Mynewsgh.com/Sports/2020

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