Executive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Nana Oduro Sarfo has implored club officials to stop fighting over the FIFA and CAF COVID-19 relief fund.
Following the release of the disbursement plan by the Financial Committee of the FA, stakeholders have questioned the FA’s decision to share the $1.8m.
Each Ghana Premier League club was allocated $15,000 to help mitigate the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
But the Berekum Chelsea Chief Executive wants clubs to stop making a fuss over the money.
“If FIFA had not given us the Covid-relief grant, what would club officials have done? This is a relief that was brought for us to share,” he told Citi Sports.
“FIFA does not give money for free, any money that comes from FIFA should be accounted for.
“They have reasons for giving money, and they have given us a Covid-relief document to read, which was sent to the E-mails of the clubs.
“In Page 6 of the document, FIFA details who should benefit from the relief, Oduro continued.
“FIFA audits everything that is done with the money.
“Even if we should say we are not sharing the money to any club again, the money we are going to get cannot run our clubs for us,” he concluded.
The $1.8m relief fund was given out by FIFA and CAF to help ease members from the financial crisis following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.