Players in the Women’s Premier League stand to benefit from the Government of Ghana COVID-19 stimulus package under the Youth Employment Agency [YEA] Programme.
Five hundred individuals have been earmarked as beneficiaries – made up of the 30 registered players each from the 16 Women’s Premier League clubs (totaling 480) and 20 other persons in the league.
Each person will be paid five hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢500.00) as a monthly allowance for the next six (6) months beginning from July 2020.
Executive Council member, Madam Habiba Atta Forson welcome the news as refreshing for the development of women’s football:
“It is such a piece of exciting news for women’s football. The initiative from YEA has been given to the women by the Executive Council. So this time around, we are going to give some kind of employment packages to our women.”
“this intervention will benefit our women a lot. You know, in women’s football we don’t have paying spectators and so there is no money. This is going to help the players and the clubs a lot.”