CAF to release US$10.8 million relief grant


The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) will be among the 54 Member Associations (MA) to immediately receive financial grant of US$200,000 each from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF under the leadership Ahmad Ahmad announced on Thursday after an Emergency Committee video-conference

The African Football body said that the grant will support the management of football at the domestic levels hugely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

CAF approved a total of USD 10.8 Million that will be transferred to the 54 MA’s on the continent as part of a relief plan to ease the financial burden on the African football community during these unprecedented times.

“Due to the fast-spread of COVID-19, African MA’s have suspended all domestic competitions, which has brought about huge financial burdens on their shoulders. CAF has thus decided to wave the eligibility requirements to access the annual grants, so all MA’s can benefit during this difficult period,” said CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.

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