Former Ghana U23 coach Abdul Malik Jabir has expressed unhappiness with Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the FIFA/CAF Covid-19 relief fund disbursement.
The former Kotoko manager says the GFA should have allocated part of its CAF and FIFA Covid-19 relief funds for owed coaches of the various national teams.
According to him, he is among national coaches owed by the nation for his services rendered and that the GFA should have to thought is wise to allocate part of the relief fund for them.
“Why is it that they shared the money all through but they never thought about the liabilities they came to meet like the monies owed the U23 national team under me?” Jabir said, as reported by Joy Sports.
“They owe us; they know they owe us. Our match bonuses and salaries should be paid. Now, money has come, they are sharing because that is their interest and they don’t think about us.
“When I call, they see my number but won’t pick up…he’s never answered my call. I just want to remind them that they shouldn’t only think about the current.
“If you owe us and you think we should forgo it, I don’t think that is right. That’s why I have come out to tell them that as long as they now have money and they don’t pay us, we are here still waiting, and we are not going to forgive them.”
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the GFA, Prosper Harrison Addo in an interview said the disbursement of the FIFA Covid- 19 Fund did not include payment of national team coaches.
“We have not said we are going to pay coaches of the national team. Indeed, for the coach of the national team, $17,000 will not do.”
The GFA, last week announced a disbursement plan for a combined sum of $1.8 million for various industry stakeholders including the men and women’s Premier League clubs, men’s Division Two clubs, Regional Football Associations (RFAs), and more, as a support package in the wake of the coronavirus disruptions.