The 11 Mozambique Premier League teams with club licensing certificates have already started receiving an equal share of the FIFA relief fund to alleviate the financial shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the new season.
Media reports indicate that Mocambola clubs began to receive the support funds after completing the licensing application process, meeting the requirements of the Mozambican Football Federation last week.
“Within the scope of FIFA’s assistance plan to member associations with the aim of mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mozambican Football Federation (FMF) started the process of disbursing support funds to the Provincial Football Associations and for the 11 licensed clubs of the National Championship of the 1st Division – Mozambique,” said FMF in a statement.
“There are MZN 250.000,00MT (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Meticais) for each Provincial Football Association and MZN 1,200,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand Meticais) for each licensed club of the National Championship of the 1st Division – Mozambique.
“It should be noted that in light of the FIFA Covid-19 regulation, all beneficiary organisations will be asked to justify the use of the funds allocated to them.”
The new season of the Mozambique Premier League is set to get underway in November.
Thus, 11 licensed clubs that will benefit from the relief fund are: the Ferroviários da Beira, Maputo, Nampula, Nacala and Lichinga, Maputo Sports League, Black Bulls Association, Costa do Sol, Vilankulo ENH, Matchedje de Mocuba and União Desportiva do Songo.
Three clubs have been left out as they failed to meet the Club Licensing requirements. Six-time league champions, Desportivo Maputo, Textáfrica do Chimoio and Incomáti de Xinavane will not take part in the 2020/21 Mocambola campaign.
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By FARPost Reporter