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Gov’t should ignore calls by the GFA to be considered for COVID-19 stimulus package- Abbey Pobbey

Published on: 23 May 2020
Gov’t should ignore calls by the GFA to be considered for COVID-19 stimulus package- Abbey Pobbey
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Ace football administrator Abbey Pobee, says the National Board for Small Scale Industry (NBSSI) should not consider the Ghanaian clubs as part of distressed organizations to benefit from the COVID-19 relief fund. 

The NBSSI has been mandated by government to share the $600 million stimulus package to distressed organizations affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ghana Football Association have written to the NBSSI to be considered as part of the distressed organizations to also benefit from the stimulus package.

According to Abbey Pobbey, government should ignore the proposal by the Ghana FA.

“I will be disappointed if the Government gives part of the National Board for Small Scale Industry fund to the Ghana FA, he told Space FM.

“Government funds all the national teams,but the GFA doesn't give any percentage to the government  when Black Stars players get contracts after any tournament.

“When FIFA brings the GFA money for the World Cup, does the GFA give  part of that money to the government? So why should the government be giving them money”, he quizzed.

According to reports the Executive Director Od the NBSSI, Kosi Yankey says football clubs were not considered to be part of the distressed organizations during the pandemic.

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