New Edubiase FC reject GFA relief fund


New Edubiase United bankroller Abdul Salam Yakubu has taken a swipe at the Ghana football Association over the disbursement of the CAF and FIFA relief funds.

This comes after the Ghana Football Association on Wednesday announced that the Division One League with its membership of 48 teams will get $360,000 with individual clubs getting $7,500.

According to him the Ghana football Association are indifferent to the division one league clubs and have no respect for the clubs in the second tier league.

He further explained that the Ghana football Association board in charge of the development of the division one league is to be held responsible for this inhumane treatment meted to the clubs.

He however stated categorically that he is not accepting the amount that will be disbursed to his club as he considers the money to be meagre and not meant for other administrative works.

*“The board in charge of the division one clubs to see to our development is not helping us a bit. We have been cheated for long and I think it’s the right time we stand against this treatment. I am not taken that meagre amount “He said

He further revealed that he would rather use other means to fund his club to the development of New Edubiase Football Club.
“I can raise that amount within a short period of time and I will do that to fund the club as soon as possible”

The Ghana football Association on Wednesday announced that it will be sharing the $1.8million it accrued from FIFA and CAF as coronavirus relief funds.

The refreshing news comes after months of protest by some club administrators and players for support from the association.

The decision to disburse the funds was made during a meeting of the FA Executive Council on the same day.

As per the release by the FA, $1m was received as solidarity grant from FIFA, with an additional $500,000 reserved for women football. CAF also supported the FA with 300,000 making a total of $1.8m.

The beneficiaries of the grant are football clubs, national teams, referees, match commissioners, Ghana League Clubs Association, Beach Soccer league and Futsal five-aside league.

$270,000 has been earmarked for the Ghana Premier League and with the league having 18 teams, each club is expected to get $15,000.

The 16 Women League clubs will receive a combine fee of $160,000 which means each club will get $10,000.

The Division One League with its membership of 48 teams will get $360,000 with individual clubs getting $7,500.

There are 72 regional Division One League clubs and $60,000 has been allocated for them.

The senior National team the Black Stars will get $17,000 for its operations while its female counterpart Black Queens have been given the $60,000.
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