The Division One League Board held a meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020 to further discuss on the disbursement of the FIFA Covid-19 relief funds.
General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Prosper Harrison Addo and other members on the Division One League Board were present at the meeting.
A statement was released after the meeting.
Below is the statement.
The Division One League Board earlier this afternoon held an emergency meeting to address some of the fall outs of the Disbursement of Fifa and CAF COVID-19 relief funds. The meeting was attended by the General Secretary of the FA. We wish to advise as follows:
1) The payment plan of the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Fund is guided by a FIFA Operational Model and Governance Structure which document has been shared with all clubs. The Funding is broken down into two phases: $500k in July 2020 and another $500k in Jan 2021 plus an additional $500k to Women’s Football. This brings the total FIFA COVID-19 vote to $1.5m up to Jan 2021.
This is different from the FIFA Forward 2.0 operational – cost entitlements which was approved for immediate release by FIFA on 16 April 2020. (This was originally due in July 2020).
2) In addition to this there is a CAF COVID-19 vote of $300k bringing the total to $1.8m with anticipated disbursement of $1million now and $800k in Jan 2021.
3) The FIFA Operational Model and Governance Structure on Covid-19 Relief Plan, proposes a framework that considers not only top-level club football but also national teams, women’s football, lower tier domestic leagues and the youth and grassroots games, as well as other stakeholders.