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Sports News of Thursday, 30 April 2020


Ghana FA cannot extend financial support to clubs without approval from FIFA - Fred Pappoe

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Former Ghana FA Vice President, Fred Pappoe says the $500,000 stimulus package from FIFA to the Ghana FA is solely for operational cost and not to be shared among the clubs.

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

Some Ghanaian club administrators are demanding for a share of the money from the GFA as they call on the FA to extend financial support to the clubs due to the pandemic.

Fred Pappoe explained that the money from FIFA cannot be shared to the clubs because it is meant to carry out a specific purpose which the FA will later account for.

“The money is for FA operational expenses and there are clear guidelines on what the money can be used for. 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”, he told Happy 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 are to extend support to 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 these difficult times”.