Ghana FA To Benefit From $10.8m CAF Emergency Grant

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to benefit from a share of $10.8 million emergency financial aid from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support the management of domestic football which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At its emergency meeting on Thursday via video-conference, CAF's Executive Committee approved the distribution of S10.8 million grant to its 54 member associations to ease their financial burden occasioned by the health crisis which has dislodged the world's sporting calendar.

“Due to the fast-spread of COVID-19, African member associations have suspended all domestic competitions, which has brought about huge financial burdens on their shoulders. CAF has thus decided to wave the eligibility requirements to access the annual grants, so all MA’s can benefit during this difficult period,” said CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad.

Also, the continental body is assessing the opportunity of additional financial support to the GFA and other member associations in Africa for the resumption and organisation of their domestic competitions.

Two weeks ago, CAF announced the distribution of $3.5 million to clubs participating in the 2019/20 Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup which were suspended after the quarter-final matches due to COVID-19.