The president of the Republic of Ghana, H. E Nana Addo has authorized the Ministry for Youth and Sports to pay an amount of Gh¢50,000 to each of the Ghana Premier League clubs.
This was due to the fact that doors were closed to fans at the stadium due to measures put in place to curb the deadly coronavirus.
H.E Nana Addo brought into existence this initiative to support the players and the clubs since they were halted for some time and are now back in the game with no support from fans.
A statement read:
”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 the first tranche of payment to support the 18 premier league clubs to offset some of their expenses in this era of a 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.”
This financial support has not been extended to the women’s club yet but is yet to be initiated as said by the Ministry.
‘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.”