FIFA will give full financial support to BFF: Murshedy


World Football governing body FIFA will support to give financial help to Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), Senior Vice-President and finance committee Chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy said over telephone on Wednesday.  

“FIFA will not stop funding to the BFF. They never said to stop it; rather they have appreciated our account maintenance system for the last four years. FIFA instructed us to become more transparent, impartial and accountable regarding our financial activities,” Murshedy said in a press conference after completing a virtual meeting with FIFA higher officials.      

“We use the ‘account pay system’ to pay 90--91 per cent of our payments. The payments include staff salaries, foreign coaches’ and technical directors’ payments, administrative expenditure, referees’ payments even we provide money for different development programmes in districts and divisions, educational institutions, professional and championship leagues through the account payment system,” he added.

BFF, a part of the governing body of world football, gets USD 4 lakh from FIFA every year as financial support. But, FIFA on March 30 sent some instructions to BFF regarding funding issues.

Though the federation did not disclose the subject of the letter, some sources claimed that FIFA raised questions on BFF’s money management and finance committee. However, BFF sat in a virtual meeting on Tuesday with the governing body of world football to clarify the matter and to know their further instructions.

Officials from the FIFA Members Association Department, FIFA Finance and Compliance Department, BFF Senior Vice-President and finance committee Chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy Murshedy, General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag, finance committee members and other officials were present there.