Bono Ahafo United Chief Executive Officer Major Kwame Baah has expressed discontent with the Ghana Football Association’s decision to allocate part of the FIFA COVID relief fund to national teams.
The Ghana Football Association’s Finance Committee proposed a disbursement strategy which was approved the Ghana FA’s Executive Council.
However the disbursement plan has evoked mixed reaction from the football public with clubs speaking against the fund allocation plan.
Premier League clubs are supposed to receive USD$15,000 while second-tier clubs will receive USD$7,500. Meanwhile benchmark from other African countries have proven a wide berth between how much clubs are earning from the relief package with Senegal and Nigeria being used as examples.
The burning issue which is enraging clubs across various Ghanaian divisions has forced Kwame Baah to publicly criticise the mode of sharing of the funds.
“Clubs have gone through times of distress. Our revenue streams have been badly affected as we all know. We have creditors while players and staff salaries and bonuses remain outstanding,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.
“I’m at a loss as to how national teams should benefit from this because clubs are supposed to be the ultimate beneficiaries of the fund. This should be looked at again,” he added.
Meanwhile fellow second-tier side New Edubiase United have gone public to reject their share of the COVID relief fund with President Abdul Salam Yakubu criticising the mode of disbursement of the fund, labelling it as unfair.
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