Women's premier league players to receive monthly allowance from YEA programme.
The Ghana Football Association in a consensus with the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has agreed to enroll players in the Women's Premier League on the YEA Programme.
The decision was taken by the Executive Council of the GFA during a meeting at the GFA headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
30 registered players each from the 16 Women's Premier League clubs(480 in total) and 20 other people in the league have been billed to benefit from the programme. This brings the total of beneficiaries to 500.
Beginning from July 2020, each person enrolled on the programme would receive GH¢ 500 as monthly allowance for the next six months.
On Friday, June 27 2020, a memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the National Sports Authority for the programme to start.
Speaking to the GFA Communication team, the women's football representative on the GFA Executive Council, Madam Habiba Atta Forson revealed she was happy for the initiative.
"It is such a piece of exciting news for women's football. The initiative from YEA has been given to the women by the Executive Council. So this time around, we are going to give some kind of employment packages to our women." She said.
The Women's Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.