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Sports News of Thursday, 30 April 2020


GFA needs permission to share FIFA money with clubs - Fred Pappoe

Former GFA Vice President Fred Pappoe Former GFA Vice President Fred Pappoe

Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Fred Pappoe, has said that the GFA can not share the stimulus package yet to come from FIFA to the clubs.

The GFA is set to receive $500,000 as stimulus package from FIFA to it Member Associations due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The money is expected to be used as operational cost of the FA for the year 2019/20 season.

Some club administrators have been demanding for a share of the money from the GFA, but Fred Pappoe disagrees with those claims and has stated that the GFA cannot give out the money without permission from FIFA.

“The money is for FA operational expenses and there are clearly guidelines on what the money can be used. It makes it difficult if clubs are demanding for a share of the money. The prescription and guidelines which accompanies the money will not allow the GFA to do that”, Fred Pappoe told Odi Asempa Kwame Oware on Wamputu Sports on Happy 98.9 FM.

“The monies given to the GFA will be accounted for and there will be auditing as well by FIFA”.

He suggested that the GFA should send a proposal to FIFA if they can support the clubs.

“I am sure the GFA can put up a proposal to FIFA to explain to them about sharing the money with the Ghanaian clubs during this difficult times”.