Football House disburses 2nd tranche of Covid-19 relief funds

Mar 10, 2021, 2:04 PM

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has announced that it has disbursed the second and final tranche of the Covid-19 Relief Support to concerned football Stakeholders as per the approved Covid-19 Relief Budget.

This followed the payment of the first instalment in October 2020.

The funds are intended for the football families of all FIFA Member Associations aimed at mitigating the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to pose serious challenges to football activities across the globe.

For an equitable distribution of the funds, the GFF devised a scheme for direct payments to be made into the accounts of all league clubs, Regional Football Associations, Allied Associations and the wider football family including the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) and the Veterans Association.

It must be noted that FIFA has mandated each Member Association to appropriate the funds as they deem necessary after which a report would be submitted to FIFA House in Zurich.

Thus, the final tranche of the funds was appropriated as follows with a total of D15, 500,000:00 (Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dalasi) disbursed:

All Division One Clubs (Male & Female)                                        D3, 500,000:00

Division Two Clubs (Male & Female)                                             D3, 200,000:00

Division Three (Regional Clubs)                                                    D5, 500,000:00

Regional Football Associations (Seven)                                        D2, 450,000:00

Allied Associations (Five)                                                               D   650,000:00

Others (SJAG & Veterans Association)                                          D   200,000:00

The GFF reminded the public that football has returned to normalcy in the country, although the pandemic is still with us and therefore all measures and protocols put in place by the public health officials to combat the enemy is always adhered to as advised.