UEFA offers €4.3 mln to Georgian Football Federation to meet coronavirus challenges

Photo features the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena that hosted UEFA Super Cup final in 2015. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 28 Apr 2020 - 11:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Football Federation will receive €4.3 million from UEFA to overcome the financial impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to Georgia UEFA is helping all its 55 member associations. For this reason UEFA has allocated €236.5 million which will be distributed to the national associations to cover running costs and to help develop specific and targeted areas of domestic football. 

Our sport is facing an unprecedented challenge brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. UEFA wants to help its members to respond in ways that are appropriate to their specific circumstances. As a result, we have agreed that up to €4.3m per association, paid for the remainder of this season and next, as well as part of the investment funding, can be used as our members see fit to rebuild the football community", said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

UEFA allows each association to set its own priorities in light of the negative impact of the coronavirus on football at all levels.