GFA to Benefit from CAF USD 10.8 Million COVID-19 Support Fund

CAF has announced the distribution of USD 10.8 million to supports 54 Member Associations

The Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the distribution of USD 10.8 million as Financial Grants to supports its the 54 Member Associations in Africa.

CAF in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic yesterday at a meeting has stepped in to support its affiliates with the said amount to manage football at the domestic level which has been hugely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

"Due to the fast spread of the Covid-19, African Member Associations 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." Ahmad Ahmad

The Confederation of African Football announced two weeks ago the distribution of USD 3.5 million to the participating clubs in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup respectively after it saw the suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the statement sited on CAF's official website, the African football governing body will monitor the situation closely while engaging the World Health Organization (WHO), FIFA and amongst others on the impact of the deadly coronavirus on the African continent.

CAF is also assessing the opportunity of additional financial support to its affiliates for the resumption and organization of their domestic competitions.

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