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FIFPRO Africa Lauds Ghana for Leading by Example

FIFPro Africa has lauded the decision by the Ghanaian Football Association to share the total funds assigned by FIFA and the CAF, amounting to 1.8 million dollars, among the various parties and partners in national football, including the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFAG).

FIFPro Africa has lauded the decision by the Ghanaian Football Association to share the total funds assigned by FIFA and the CAF, amounting to 1.8 million dollars, among the various parties and partners in national football, including the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFAG).

The two bodies allocated the funds within the framework of the financial aid granted to the Football Associations following the Covid-19 crisis, that has hit the football fraternity had since March, 2020.

FIFPro Africa Secretary General, Stéphane Burchkalter, delighted by the move, cited that Ghana’s FA has set the pace by ensuring that the affected clubs and players benefit amid the pandemic, as he urged other African federations to follow suit.

Showing the way forward

“The Ghanaian Football Association is showing the way forward with this very sensible decision, which will limit the adverse effects of the crisis and will naturally benefit the clubs and therefore the players, whose contracts it has not been possible to honour in the normal way. In this regard, we strongly encourage all the African FAs to follow the path mapped out by the Ghanaians and to redistribute the total funds received from FIFA and the CAF, particularly to those who need them most,” he said.

As the going gets tough and more clubs continue to terminate players contracts citing hard economic times, it will be prudent if other African Fas emulate the Ghanaians in a bid to cushion the affected parties.

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