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Allow GFA to Use the $500,000 Relief fund for what it Meant For – Hon.Kobby Woyome

High ranking member for parliamentary select committee on sports; Hon. Kobby Woyome says the GFA should be allowed to use the stimulus package delivered by FIFA for its rightful purpose.

The novel Coronavirus has had a major impact on sporting activities. All major events have come to a standstill.

FIFA in an effort to provide immediate financial assistance for the unprecedented challenges for the entire football community has given each of its 211 member associations a relief fund of $500,000.

“This immediate financial assistance should be used to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on football in member associations, namely to meet financial or operational obligations that they may have towards staff and other third parties,” FIFA said.

However the Ghana Football Association’s spokesperson, Henry Asante Twum speaking to the media said; the said cash by FIFA is only for the FA’s operational cost and does not involve the clubs.

Clubs owners and other individuals in the footballing fraternity have expressed their displeasure about the statement causing a brouhaha within the media space.

The High ranking member for parliamentary select committee on sports Hon. Kobby Woyome reiterated that the Ghana football Association should be allowed to use what FIFA’s $500,000 is meant for in order not to destroy the relationship between the FA and the world football governing body.

He added that FIFA did what they did because they understand we are not in normal times and considering how clubs are suffering financially FIFA had to support its member Associations in times of need.

By Isaac Mortey

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