The National Youth Employment Agency (YEA) through its boss Mr.Justin Koduah has announced plans to support Ghanaian athletes including footballers for the next six months as part of the Agency’s Covid-19 intervention to the sports industry and youth of the country.
Accra Hearts of Oak Managing Director Frederick Moore revealed last month that his club has lost almost two-thirds of its sponsorship revenue whilst Asante Kotoko General Manager George Amoako also revealed sponsorship money ceased to flow in following the outbreak of the Coronavirus that forced all football competitions to be suspended in the West African country.
However these seem to be some good news. According to the YEA discussions are ongoing involving the Ghana Football Association, the Ghana Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations to finalize the alleviation package to youthful athletes.
“The YEA will support not only Ghanaian footballers but also other athletes from other disciplines for the next six months” Justin Koduah told Fox FM on Monday morning.
“This will ease the financial pressure on the sports association, the clubs and the players” he added.