The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed to release financial aid of USD 300,000 to each of the 54 member associations as part of the COVID-19 Relief extension.
This was confirmed during the CAF Executive Committee zoom meeting conducted on Tuesday, this week.
Integral to the agenda in the meeting was the discussion on the future of African competitions and how to mitigate the effects of the current global crisis. CAF moved to approve a relief fund of USD 300,000 reducing from the initially proposed USD 500,000.
“CAF has allocated an additional USD 16.2 million to lighten the ﬁnancial burden on Member Associations in a context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Member Association will receive an amount of 300,000 USD,” said CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.
This will come in as an addition to the FIFA relief fund of USD 1.5M that was approved last week to be extended to all members associations.
The same meeting also resolved to the cancellation of the 2020 CAF Awards that were meant to be held this year.
Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane will remain the continent’s best player for the moment until the next awards are scheduled.