The Confederation of Africa Football is set to support member associations including Ghana with US$ 185,200 financial grant to aid in the combat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Committee of the Continent’s football governing body disclosed that there should be an immediate financial distribution to assist all member associations to fight the pandemic.
The Emergency Committee landed that a total sum of USD 10.8m should be distributed among the 54 MAs as a relief plan to assist clubs during this unprecedented time.
”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,” said CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
CAF is still monitoring the situation to decide on additional financial support to aid in the restructuring and resumption of the various national 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, Total CAF Champions League and Total 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.