Eric Jerry Aidoo- Chief Executive Officer of Division Two club Tema City FC has called on the Ghana Football Association to include Division Two and Division three clubs in the disbursement of the FIFA Covid-19 relief fund.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been was dashed $1 million from football’s world governing body FIFA as part of a $1.5 billion being made available for the football community as part of a COVID-19 relief plan.
Ghana, like other FIFA member associations will later receive and additional grant of $500,000 from the world body specifically for women’s football.
And according to the young but brainy football administrator, clubs who play in the lower tier leagues, contribute good money to the country’s football governing body through the transfer of players outside Ghana and therefore deserve a share of the Fifa relief fund.
The Ghana Football Association on Wednesday, announced the disbursement procedure for the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Fund with the payment set to start this month.
The comprehensive package, the FA says is all-inclusive with every product under the FA becoming beneficiaries.
All national teams under the Ghana FA as well as clubs on the domestic scene have all been captured.
Futsal and Beach Soccer will also be beneficiaries of the package as well as the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana.
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana as well as the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) will also be beneficiaries.
Also captured an an insureance package for all players in the Ghana Premier League, Women’s Premier League and the Division One League.
The Ghana FA did not leave out Match Commissioners, Cameramen & Women, Referees, Venue Media Officers (VMO) as well as the Security Services Football and Coaches.
Speaking in an interview with SPORTSworldGhana.com, Jerry Aidoo said ”The Ghana Football Association’s recent statistics indicated that Division Two and Three clubs do transfer more players outside Ghana than the premier and Division one So per their own statistics which division generate more income to the federation or FIFA so why don’t we deserve part of the FIFA Grant,”
Below is the full disbursement package: