ZIFA, which reportedly got $500 000 from FIFA and $300 000 from CAF as COVID-19 relief funds has reportedly reviewed downwards the funds it had previously allocated to PSL, which saw the latter receiving less than half the money it was previously allocated by ZIFA, The Herald reports.
According to the publication, ZIFA slashed PSL’s allocation by a $76 000. Speaking on the issue, ZIFA spokesperson, Xolisani Gwesela said the decision to review PSL’s allocation came after wide consultations with other affiliates:
It was after consultations with other affiliates and that is what was recommended. It’s certainly not a counter reaction to whatsoever, these are recommendations of affiliates, through stakeholder consultations, for equitable distribution of Covid-19 relief funds.
PSL are not the only affiliate saddled with administration expenses. ZIFA and its affiliates reserve the right to apportion the funds in the way they see fit instead of being micromanaged into explaining every detail. The figures we have released are final.
ZIFA reportedly decided to increase lower leagues clubs in Division 3 and 4’s allocation which might have been one of the reasons for slashing PSL’s allocation.
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