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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 April 2020


GFA should consider paying referees from FIFA money- Alhaji Grunsah

A file photo of referees A file photo of referees

President and bank roller of King Faisal Football Club, Alhaji Karim Grunsah, has suggested to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to pay referees from the stimulus package yet to come from FIFA.

The GFA is set to receive $500,000 as stimulus package from the world governing body due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The amount represents the operational funding for member associations for the years 2019 and 2020.

In all, FIFA will distribute $150 million among its 211 member associations.

According to Alhaji Grunsah, the referees have been owed for far too long and the FA must consider settling some of their debts when the money hit their account.

“The referees money has been long overdue and they need to be paid. At least the FA should pay about 70% of monies owed them. It is very important. They must be paid so they can officiate the games very well”, he told Odi Asempa Kwame Oware on Wamputu Sports on Happy 98.9 FM.

He added that the FA should also support the clubs in order to relieve them from some debts.

“The FA should consider sharing a percentage of the monies to clubs”.

Meanwhile, the Spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum, has disclosed to the media that the financial aid from FIFA is for operational costs of the FA and not meant for clubs.