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FIFA Relief Fund: Ghana's 48 Division One League clubs smile to bank to cash $7,500 each

Published on: 15 July 2020

Ghana's National Division One League clubs will pocket a combined $360,000 as part of their share of the FIFA relief announced by the local federation on Wednesday. 

Each of the 48 clubs will take home $7,500 in a bid to cushion the second-tier sides over the financial consequences amid the coronavirus shutdown.

The Ghana FA say an initial amount of $240,000 will be splashed on the teams with the second trance of $120,000 expected to be paid in January 2021.

Each of the 48 clubs will smile to the bank to cash $5,000 each with the outstanding $2,500 to be paid in six months.

In an all encompassing move, the Ghana FA appears to have covered all grass in the sharing of the expected $1.5 million relief fund from FIFA and 300,000 financial support from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

This will be seen as huge relief for the clubs following the unexpected financial difficulties faced due to the impact of COVID-19.

The 2019/20 season had to be ended following the increasing cases of coronavirus in the West African nation.

This has forced clubs to release players from camp with some teams owing salaries of players for more than two months.

The future of the Ghana Premier League is yet to be decided, with a date for congress to be decided for decision making.

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