By COLISILE SACOLO | 2020-07-01
SOCCER - THE Eswatini Football Association (EFA) has been offered more financial support in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
CAF has allocated an additional US$16.2 million to assist 54-member associations to mitigate challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each member association will be entitled to US$300 000 which means the Eswatini Football Association will get E5.1million.
The money is set to assist at domestic level of the each association.
This means that the money could be allocated to all eight EFA affiliates.
CAF recently offered a chunk of E3.4million to its member associations to mitigate effects of the coronavirus pandemic
“At the CAF Executive Committee held yesterday via video-conference to discuss the future of competitions and other related issues following the COVID-19 pandemic they decided to allocate an additional US$ 16.2 million to assist member associations.”
This money will help to support in the management of football at domestic levels hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of US$ 16.2 million will be transferred to the 54 MA’s on the continent as part of a relief plan to ease the financial burden on the African football community during these unprecedented times.
“Due to the fast-spread of COVID-19, African MAs 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 MAs can benefit during this difficult period,” said CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
Meanwhile, CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities, including the Wealth Health Organisation (WHO), FIFA amongst others on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time. EFA Marketing and Communications Officer Muzi Radebe could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, EFA announced through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Mngomezulu last Sunday that it was planning to restart the currently coronavirus halted season.
EFA president said the final decision would be made in August.
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