Ghanaian government supports Premier League clubs to mitigate COVID-19 impact

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Friday directed the sports ministry to release an amount of 900,000 Ghana cedis (153,909 U.S. dollars) as the first tranche of payment to support the country’s 18 premier clubs to offset some of their expenses in the COVID-19 era.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sports said the government further observed that the support has become necessary due to the country’s premier league being played in empty stadiums.

“This has become necessary due to the directive by government to all premier league matches to be played behind closed doors,” the statement said.

Other clubs, including division one teams, the national women’s league, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) champion’s league representative, and CAF Confederation Cup representative will also receive COVID-19 alleviation support in due course.

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