Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has announced a financial package to regional football associations to support their activities due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The EFF Executive Committee took the decision at their meeting on Thursday.

According to the EFF, it has allocated 2.8 million Birr ($83,000) for distribution to the regional associations to support their organizational activities.

Tigray, Amhara, SNNP, Oromia, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa regional associations will get 300,000 Birr ($ 8,800) whilst Gambella, Afar, Benshal Gul, Harari and Ethio-Somali regions will receive 200,000 Birr ($5,800) each.

Apart from the financial package to members, the EFF also discussed the 2020/21 season and has constituted a committee in that regard.

In other news, EFF instructed football clubs that they have until set July 12, 2020 to settle accounts with their players whom they haven’t been paid for the past 3-4 months. Those who fail to do so, will not be permitted to sell their players or sign new ones for the upcoming new season, the EFF noted.

Meanwhile, the EFF has appointed Bahiru Tilahun as the new Secretary-General of the federation replacing Dr Iyassu Merha-Tsadik and Tewodros Franco will take the place of Dr. Tedla Dagnachew, who was recently named director of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) Soccer Academy.

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