By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
World football governing body’s President Gianni Infantino has opened the door for some financial assistance to clubs heavily affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Infantino was speaking in an interview to UOL Esporte, in Brazil.
The FIFA boss promised that a fund will be launched that will come to the assistance of clubs that will be badly hit financially as a result of suspension of games due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We are currently doing an evaluation on the economic impact of the Covid-19 with all the parties concerned in different countries across the world, in order to establish a clear basis, transparent and objective, from which we have started the creation of an emergency aids fund,” Infantino said.
“We have reserves. It is not FIFA’s money, but money meant for the service of football.
“When football is in need, we have to think about what to do to help out. It is our responsibility. That is precisely the reason why those reserves exist.
“That is why we are undertaking studies on the creation of specific aids fund with our different stakeholders.
“Every Confederation has designated a representative, to be informed and to take part in the debates on this project.”
Global football has been hit like never before since the outbreak of the pandemic with both domestic and international football calendars postponed for unspecified durations.
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