By George Aluo
World soccer governing body, FIFA has thrown its weight behind efforts being made by World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus with the donation of 10 million dollars.
FIFA announced the donation yesterday after its Council meeting held via conference to address what it called…the exceptional circumstances created by COVID-19.
The world soccer governing body in a release made available to newstap.com.ng stated…”To donate USD 10 million to the World Health Organisation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and working together with the WHO to ensure these funds are used to support the fight against the virus in all regions of the world.”
Commenting on the conference call, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “This exceptional situation requires exceptional measures and decisions. This crisis impacts the entire world and that is why solutions need to take into account the interests of all stakeholders around the world. We have shown again today a spirit of cooperation, solidarity and unity. These must be our key drivers moving forward and I would like to thank all the Confederations Presidents for their positive contributions and efforts. FIFA will keep in close contact with all stakeholders to assess and take the necessary steps to deal with the variety of issues we are facing. I count on the support of the whole football community moving forward.”
By George Aluo