Economy grows amid the pandemic    Preview: Assar faces world champion in table tennis, swimmer Osman has chance for redemption at Tokyo Olympics    Tunisia on edge    Newsreel    Finding solutions to the GERD crisis    Myths and facts on the GERD    Facing an uphill task, Egypt's Mostafa Mohamed to start in CL game against Eindhoven    'Healthcare, not sick care'    Developing Fustat Park    Self-saucing chocolate pudding cake    Ethiopia predicts possible floods in downstream countries due to heavy rainfall    Vaccination conspiracy theories: The goofy, the sad, and the useful    Egypt's first monorail train set for administrative capital arrives in Alexandria Port    Egypt's stocks finish in green as benchmark EGX 30 adds 0.62% on Tuesday    Egypt's Banque Misr mulls committing EGP20.8 billion in joint lending    Remembering Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine: The perpetual rebel    Russian delegation to visit Egypt today for Sharm al-Sheikh, Hurghada security checks    Remembering Roushdy Abaza: Egyptian silver screen's first man    Canada's Barrick Gold signs deals to explore for gold in Egypt for first time    Israeli war crimes against Palestinians apparent in Gaza war: HRW    Egypt urges agreement to adapt to climate change effects: Environment minister    Tokyo 2020 Day 4 summary: Egypt's Elsalamoney disqualified from Triathlon    Russia flights to Egypt resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada to resume on August 9    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Thanaweyya Amma exams resume after Eid Al-Adha holidays    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Egypt condemns Israeli violations of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Etisalat Misr partners with Bassita to contribute to a Cleaner Nile    Egypt to receive first shipment of Pfizer, J&J vaccine doses soon – minister    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



EFA to raise funds for players in lower divisions amid coronavirus
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 06 - 04 - 2020

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) launched an initiative on Sunday to support players in the third and fourth divisions amid the coronavirus crisis, according to Ahram Online.
“The Egyptian Football Association will raise a fund with a bank account to support players in the third and fourth divisions in these circumstances to fight against the coronavirus, which has led to the suspension of football activities and consequently all income for those players,” a statement by the EFA said on Sunday.
It added that all “football stars, Premier League clubs and all football fans” are welcome to contribute to help their counterparts.
All sports activities have been suspended in Egypt since 15 March in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
While Premier League players earn millions of Egyptian pounds in yearly revenue, the second tier is less fortunate, and players in the third and fourth divisions play for only a few thousand. Clubs in these divisions have very limited resources as they have no endorsements nor commercial revenues and rely on state and private contributions.
The EFA initiative has drawn mixed reactions.
“The clubs have rights and the EFA should provide its support for these clubs instead of asking Premier League clubs and players to pay for their colleagues. The EFA should do its job especially that we pay several charges to provide them with resources,” Ahmed Mesery, the president of third division club Nabaroua, told Filgoal.
On the other hand, Sherif El-Omda, chairman of Shaab Qous, a fourth division club, has praised the initiative, saying that clubs in the lower divisions are facing a crippling financial crisis and would appreciate any support.
As this season's fate is still in limbo, like in most countries in the world, there have been voices asking from Premier League players to cut their salaries to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic on their clubs.
Officials in clubs have so far been shy in talking about this subject, but several former players said that the big stars, especially those at big clubs like Ahly and Zamalek, should take the initiative.
“We are hoping to resume activity soon, but I think that things are going in the opposite direction. The players felt how the club has been committed to them previously and paid all their dues on time. I think our players will show the same level of solidarity in these hard times,” Ittihad coach Talaat Youssef, who was the first Premier League manager to agree on a 50 percent wage cut, told a radio programme on Sunday.


Clic here to read the story from its source.