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Sports News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Bechem United CEO wants GFA to donate part of FIFA fund to government fund

GFA is set to receive funds from FIFA GFA is set to receive funds from FIFA

The Chief Executive Officer of Bechem United, Nana Kwasi Darlyn has suggested to the leadership of the Ghana Football Association to donate a portion of FIFA’s Covid-19 relief package to government.

FIFA is set to release not less than $500,000 to all member associations as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bite hard at football.

The release of the money is set to financially cushion the various federations against challenges they might encounter as a result of the CoronaVirus bringing football activities to a standstill.

Before this, the GFA had petitioned government to allocate a portion of its Covid-19 stimulus package to ease their financial burden.

Nana Kwesi Darlyn in an interview with Asempa FM, thinks the GFA must do a donation to government to make a statement that they share in the challenges they are encountering at the moment.

He also believes this move could serve as a bait to convince government to release further funds to the GFA.

“Personally I think there must be a donation to government’s Covid-19 fund, so that they will see that GFA is responsible”, he told Asempa Sports.

“So that it will not protray the picture that we always want to receive.”

“If we allocate even a small amount to them and government notices that we are responsible, then they might even consider topping up the money for us because of our kind gesture”.

“I want us to show the government that (we are responsible ), I don’t think its something that’s difficult, the Ex-Co will sit down and realise this makes sense so they will pick it up” he concluded.