Mbabane: With tight auditing regulations put around the Covid-19 Relief Fund by the Eswatini Football Association, some regional football teams with no bank accounts will not be getting a piece of the pie.
EFA distributed equally E1.2 million to the four regional football associations, Hhohho, Manzini, Shiselweni and Lubombo to help the mitigate the perils that came with the novel Covid-19. In essence, each regional association received E300 000 from the motherbody with the Premier League of Eswatini getting E700 000 and E175 000 each for the Referees Association, Coaches Association and Women Football Association- all members of EFA also benefiting from the financial windfall.
EFA has taken a leaf from FIFA in regards to spending financial injections which comes with governance model to ensure effective oversight, with strict controls on the use of funds and audit requirements.
Regional associations, Hhohho and Manzini specifically are adamant to send money to personal accounts and have advised teams with no bank accounts that the money will be used for their affiliation next season in a way of keeping level with the money governance controls.
HOW REGIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS USED FUND:
E190 000 for clubs at E600 per team
E45 000 for standing committees
E40 000 for contingency e.g PPE, tanks
E25 000 for administration
E149 000 for teams
E39 600 for coaches
E33 600 for Competition Committees’ members
E26 000 for referees
E51 640 for administration
E129 500 for clubs at E700 per team
E30 500 for Standing Committees at E500 per member
E100 000 for administration
E40 000 for contingency
Discussion about this post