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FIFA COVID-19 Relief Fund: LFA ExCo to Formulate Disbursement Plan

Liberia Football Association (LFA) Secretary-General Isaac Montgomery Wednesday said the disbursement plan for the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Fund will be formulated by the Executive Committee to the football body.

LFA is set to receive US$500,000 in August as the first payment of US$1million and an additional US$500,000 purposely for women’s football as it was agreed upon during FIFA Council meeting on June 25. The balance of US$500,000 of the US$1 million is expected in January of 2021.

The fund is to be used by the FA and also shared among clubs, including grassroots football clubs and other designated beneficiaries as FIFA’s support to MAs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Addressing a press conference at the headquarters of the FA, Mr. Montgomery said clubs have been asked to provide their strategic plans that will be reviewed by the ExCo to formulate the disbursement plan.

The procedure for the formulation of the disbursement plan was disclosed to LFA by FIFA during a meeting held on Tuesday between the football world governing body and WAFU A and B member associations, Mr. Montgomery said.

The ExCo in its disbursement plan will decide the amount to be allocated to designated beneficiaries of the relief fund.

From the look of things, players are poised to receive a huge percentage of the relief fund as they have been regarded as the most affected people in the football family.

The FA is also expected to receive US$300,000 from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the African football governing body’s support to its 54 members Associations to “mitigate challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”

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