S. Sudan Football Association receives USD 1M from FIFA
By Kei Emmanuel Duku
South Sudan Football Association [SSFA] has received Covid-19 money worth one million United States dollars from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
Mr. Makur Majook, The Head of Finance Office of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) acknowledged receiving one million (FIFA) meant for Covid-19 awareness and grassroots football.
Speaking to the media in SSFA office, Majook revealed that the money was divided into two with $ 500,000 allocated for women football at grassroots while the other $ 500,000 will be used for travel, feeding and accommodation by the nationals as solidarity fund.
“At last we have received the Covid-19 money, the amount we received is one million United States dollars and we have divided the money into two and we have given women football $500,000 and $500,000 respectively,” said Majook.
He further said the money allocated for women football won’t be used till SSFA hires a consultant from Confederation of African (CAF) to guide the association on how to use the money meanwhile the board of directors of South Sudan Football Association have decided to allocate all the sixteen locally registered local football Associations in the states $10,000 thousand each, and each national team player will get $500 each as incentives from the solidarity fund.
“SSFA board of directors have decided to allocate all the sixteen Local Football Association $10,000 each, each national team player $500, the balance of the money will be used by the U-15, -17, U-20 and Senior National Team AFCON Qualifiers 2020, so from October till March our national teams will be having more than five matches therefore, this is how we will use the solidarity fund,” he explained.
However, Majook said South Sudan Football Association is expected to receive $300,000-500,000 from CAF but the process of transfer has been delayed because CAF has asked SSFA to open a bank account in any neighboring country.