Ghanaian leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the ministry of Youth and Sports to to release an amount of ¢50,000 to the 18 Premier League Clubs.
As part of the government’s committment to the development of the game in the country, the NPP-led government has ordered for the payment of ¢900,000 to be disbursed by the clubs.
Read the full statement below:
”The President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has authorized the Ministry of Youth and Sports to release an amount of nine hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢900,000) as first tranche of payment to support the 18 premier league clubs to offset some of their expenses in this era of covid-19 pandemic. Each club, is to receive an amount of 50,000, Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 50,000).
”This has become necessary due to the directive by government to all premier league matches to be played behind closed doors.”
Before the start of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League, clubs were told not to admit fans into the stadium as part of measure to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
This financial support will be extended to women’s league clubs, Division One League and the country’s campaigners in CAF inter-clubs competitions.
”Other clubs such as Division One, National Women’s League, CAF Champions League representative and CAF Confederation Cup Representative will also receive some financial support from Government in due course.