Eswatini Football Association (EFA) has assured her members that they will get their first payment of Grants for 2021 within the next week. This was confirmed by the EFA President Mr. Adam Mthethwa during the EFA’s Extraordinary General Assembly that was held on Sunday, 3rd April 2021 at the Happy Valley Hotel in Ezulwini.
“Members are also due to receive their payment of Grants for 2021 within the next week”; said Mthethwa. He also highlighted that these Grants will be followed by the last portion of the Covid-19 Solidarity funds. “This will be followed in the next few weeks with the last portion of the Covid-19 Solidarity fund”; Mthethwa elaborated. Over and above these finances, EFA has already invested towards the resumption of football as equipment and material for such has already been done including the compulsory testing for the various football clubs at the level of the Premier League and National First Division League, including those from the regional super leagues, that participated in play-offs for the National First Division League.
The EFA President also informed the Members that the covid-19 Relief Funding does not affect the receipt of the normal grants. “Delegates, whilst the Covid-19 Relief Funding does not affect the receipt of the normal grant, which are expected to be received in full in 2021, in line with the requirements of the FIFA Forward Regulations, Members are entreated to exercise cautiousness in expenditure, to ensure an extended livelihood of their organizations and associated basic responsibilities, as the environment of the pandemic has not yet been resolved, especially, with all economies domestically and globally, including those that finance football, having taken a huge recession as a result of the persistent health threat”, said Mthethwa.