The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has with immediate effect released the second batch of COVID-19 funds received from FIFA.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala says Football House has disbursed the resources to all the Super League and National Division One clubs as promised.
Speaking through a statement released by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala, Kashala said the first batch of the $1 Million FIFA COVID-19 relief funds were disbursed in August 2019 with the second batch lined up for January 2021.
“We have completed the disbursement of the FIFA COVID-19 relief funds with all the clubs across divisions receiving their entitlement,” he said.
During the disbursement of the first batch in August 2019, FAZ announced that it was going to give Super League teams $15, 000 with $10, 000 released then.
National Division One teams received an allocation of $7, 500 and received $5, 000.
He said FAZ has disbursed the final part of the clubs’ entitlement with lower division clubs having received their total entitlement in the first round of disbursement.
Kashala said clubs should be wary of the manner they use COVID-19 funds as the World Football governing body expected the resources to be used strictly for relief. He said Football House had made the disbursement public in keeping with its mantra of transparency.