Ghanaian Clubs descend heavily on GFA over unfair sharing of Covid-19 Relief Fund

Clubs mount pressure on GFA over Covid-19 relief fund 

After several pleas from Ghanaian clubs to government and other relevant stakeholders of the game through the Ghana Football Association, help finally came to the relief of many. 

This week the Football Association in a statement disclosed how the $1.8m received from FIFA and CAF will be disbursed to the clubs.

But that has been met with some serious backlash, with some coming out in full force to register their displeasure about the turn of events. 

Division One League campaigners, New Edubiase's owner Abdul Salam Yakubu, has emphatically stated that, his club will not accept the Covid-19 relief package that is yet to be shared. 

"If the FA fails to show Division One clubs the needed respect, this is how things will be. I have rejected my money and I expect the various clubs to take the FA on. I hate cheating and it is clear that the FA wants to cheat the clubs and we club owners must stand up,” he told Asempa FM. 

Others have also jump on the bandwagon to register their distaste on how the FA is handling the Covid-19 fund. 

Nana Kwasi Darlington of Bechem United has called on the FA to equitably share the fund amongst the 18-Premier League teams amid rumors Hearts and Kotoko will receive more. 

“It is unfair to suggest Kotoko and Hearts should be given a bigger portion of FIFA Covid-19 relief fund. It is childish to say that Kotoko and Hearts should receive a bigger amount than the rest of the clubs. Which clubs do they play against in the league?” he asked.  

President of Berekum Chelsea Nana Kwame Nketiah together with others are seeking clarity on the disbursement when they meet the FA in the coming days.  

Ghana Premier League teams are set to receive US$15,000 whiles Division One sides take a paltry USD$7,500. 

Since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, lots of clubs have had to initiate ad-hoc measures to stay afloat, halved the salaries of the playing staff, technical staff, auxiliary staff and relieved others in wake of the Covid-19.


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