Ghana’s football governing body, the Ghana Football Association is set to receive an injection of $5 million into its operations from the FIFA FORWARD programme in 2023.
The sum could rise if the association is able to convince FIFA of its plans and projects for the development of the sport in the West African nation.
The FIFA FORWARD programme is in line with its president, Gianni Infantino’s vision of increasing the competitiveness of the game across the globe.
Infantino said FIFA embarked on a new era of global football development that is heading into its third cycle with the launch of the FORWARD development programme. He insists that it is vital that FIFA is strengthening its commitment to building a stronger foundation for football’s growth.
The FIFA president revealed that the new cycle will provide increased investment and a greater impact through the achievement of football development objectives and continued oversight to ensure that all funds are used responsibly.
The latest four-year cycle of the FIFA FORWARD programme will see the following activities undertaken:
Up to USD 5 million will go to each member association to cover its operational costs in relation to football activities.
USD 3 million will go to each member association to execute well-planned, specific football projects that contribute to the achievement of long-term football development objectives.
For member associations needing the most assistance, up to USD 1.2 million each to cover the costs of travel and accommodation for their national teams as well as football equipment.
USD 60 million will go to each confederation to develop, promote and organise football within the regions of its member associations.
Up to USD 5 million will go to each zonal/regional association to organise regional football competitions for men, women and youth.