The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will bag an additional $300,000 COVID-19 relief package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
This is because, at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, via video conference to discuss the future of competitions and other related issues following the COVID-19 pandemic, the continental football body allocated an additional $16.2 Million to be shared among member associations.
“CAF has allocated an additional USD 16.2 Million to assist Member Associations to mitigate challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Member Associations will be entitled to USD 300,000”
The package is to assist all 54 member associations of CAF including Ghana to ease challenges affecting football in their respective jurisdiction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 and Football
The additional packages come in, a month after member associations, of which Ghana Football Association is part, benefitted from $10.8 million emergency financial grant from their mother body to support the management of domestic football which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sporting activities worldwide, including football, have been gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since it surfaced in December last year.
Across the world and to varying degrees, leagues and competitions have been canceled or postponed until further notice increasing financial woes of the football fraternity at large.
African football had not been spared from the numerous effects the pandemic had brought on the ones vibrate and cash-intensive sport.
However, football activities in Europe, Germany, Tanzania, and other parts of the world have resumed with strictly COVID-19 safety protocols.