Kenya among countries that have applied to access Ksh163 billion FIFA grant

By BBC On Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 12:13 | < 1 min read
Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed. [PHOTO | FILE]
Kenya's Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed. [PHOTO | FILE]

Every single country in Africa has applied to Fifa to access a grant through the world governing body’s Covid-19 Relief Plan.

“Fifty-four African member associations have applied for grants,” a Fifa spokesperson told BBC Sport Africa.

Formally approved in July, the Fifa fund is making $1.5bn (Ksh163 billion) available to its 211 member associations and six confederations.

On Wednesday, Fifa announced that it believes the coronavirus pandemic has cost the global football economy an estimated $14bn (Ksh1.5 trillion).

Fifa has revealed that over 150 countries have already applied for the grant scheme, meaning Africa represents around a third of the countries to have made such a request.

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