"Following the late kick off of the league, which has left the GFA far behind its calendar, the GFA requested FIFA to grant it a special dispensation to continue with it's domestic programme during the world cup in order to be able to meet the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) deadline for the registration of clubs and players who will qualify and take part in the 2019 CAF inter-club competitions".
The development means that the league, which commenced in March, will run in June and July as the World Cup goes on.
The European Club Association has strongly opposed FIFA's hope for a four-yearly club tournament starting in 2021, which could rival the UEFA-organised Champions League.
However, a similar worldwide project is tied into the FIFA-controlled $25 billion, 12-year offer from a Japanese-led consortium including investors from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Though FIFA published a statement last Friday after hosting agents to discuss transfer market reforms, a separate meeting also in Zurich with a select group of clubs was not announced in advance nor details given after.
The newspaper reported two weeks ago that FIFA president Infantino had brought up an investment group's proposal at March's FIFA Council meeting in Colombia, but the governing body's leaders tabled the motion.
The new competition would start in 2021.
The proposal to Federation Internationale de Football Association would see the Club World Cup played in June or July every four years and have 12 European teams, including the Champions League finalists and Europa League winners from the previous four seasons.
Currently, the Club World Cup is an annual, seven-team event in December for continental champions and the host nation's league victor.
South American clubs would have four guaranteed places for Copa Libertadores winners.
The full FIFA Council is expected to address the offer during a meeting in early May.