Most Female players in Ghana are poorly remunerated. Although some club administrators do their best to give players some form of allowances as monthly salaries, others do not pay them at all.
Most female club administrators have resorted to the provision of accommodation and food as means of motivating their players. A development that has affected the growth of the women football in the country.
Reacting to this development, the Chairperson of the Ghana Women’s Premier League Madam Hillary Boateng has urged club administrators to pay female players at least Two hundred dollars ($200) monthly.
Speaking in am interview with Esther Abankwa on Angel TV’s Abomu Sport show, she noted that its prudent these girls are well paid to help them in their upkeep.
“To me, nothing less than $200 should be paid to these girls. If the Administrators can afford, let to me alone, they need to be paid that amount that’s like Ghc1,000 cedis a month, especially for a club that is already taking care of the girls.
But if nothing at all, at least nothing less than 700 cedis in this country at the moment a month.
I know it’s difficult for the clubs, but it’s doable with the right 7sponsorship,” she said.
On the YEA benefits:
She further disclosed that the sponsorship the Ghana Football Association had from the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) which saw each female player in the league receiving 500 cedis monthly stipend has ended.
She revealed that the benefits from YEA was indeed a huge relief to the players and club administrators, but its unfortunate it has ended.
She entreated corporate organisations to come on board and help in the sponsorship of these clubs to aid in the development of women’s football in Ghana.