New Edubiase United President Abdul Salam Yakubu has directed the Ghana Football Association to use his club’s share of the FIFA COVID-19 relief package as sadaqah.
Edubiase, who compete in Ghana’s second-tier league, are set to receive USD$7,500 together with other 47 clubs who compete in the same division.
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.
And, New Edubiase United President Abdul Salam Yakubu has told Accra-based Asempa FM that he would not accept the money from the GFA due to what he describes as unfair disbursement by the Ghanaian football governing body.
“The GFA should use our share of the money as sadaqah for the other clubs. We won’t take the money. I had a conversation with my captain last week and I assured him that they will be paid out of the FIFA COVID-19 but USD$7,500 of USD$1.8m is nothing to us,” he told Benedict Kwadwo Mensah on Asempa FM.
“I won’t come to a meeting with any club or club official. Everybody should take their own decision but me as the bankroller of Edubiase I have rejected the money because we have not been treated fairly by the ExCo,” he added.
“We [Division One League clubs] have reps on the ExCo but I strongly feel that they are not fighting the course of the Division One League clubs. I will go into my own financial reserves and pay my players out of it,” he concluded.
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