The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the disbursement formula for funds from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The relief package has been designed to deliver support and assist member associations and the wider football community now and for the return of football amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
The relief package includes $300,000.00 from Africa’s football body, CAF, while FIFA would give the GFA $1,500,000.00 all in two installments with the first disbursement of $1,000,000 in July and the rest in January next year.
A statement from the General Secretary of the GFA, Mr. Prosper Harrison Addo, said, “the Executive Council of the GFA at its meeting on Tuesday has disbursed the funds as per the attached documents in compliance with the provisions of the FIFA Operational Model and Governance Structure of the FIFA Relief Plan.’’
The disbursement formula is as follows:
- 18 Premier League clubs – $270,000
- 48 Second Tier Clubs – $360,000
- 16 Women’s Premier League Teams – $160,000
- Regional Women’s Division One League clubs – $60,000.00
- Male and Female National Teams (Under-15 to Senior team) – $332,000
According to FIFA the allocation for national teams was camping and some overhead cost related to the GFA Technical Center which is the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence.
Other stakeholders including the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, Match Commissioners, Referees, Ghana League Clubs Association, Coaches, Venue Media Officers, among others would benefit from the fund.