FIFA to grant Morocco €8m to address covid-19 impacts on football

Morocco is set to receive from the world football governing body (FIFA) 8 million euros as a stimulus package to cope with the adverse impacts of covid-19 pandemic on football in the kingdom after the Moroccan football federation, FRMF, has suspended all leagues.

In addition to the €8 million grant, FIFA will also provide the FRMF with grants for 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons, local daily in Arabic Assabah reports.

The decision came following a video conference between FIFA and heads of Moroccan football associations.

The Zurich-based powerful institution is preparing to roll out a plan to help various federations associated to it.

The North African country is the worst-hit region in Africa by the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced most countries on the continent to suspend their football leagues.

CAF, the African football governing body also has shelved all continental tournaments over the pandemic which has infected 25,600 people including 1,240 deaths.

It is unclear when the leagues will resume but Assabah reports that FIFA has left the decision to its country-members upon advice from health and scientific experts and authorities.

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