Thirty (30) registered players from each of the 16 Women’s Premier League (WPL) clubs will receive GH¢500 for the next six months as part of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Programme.
A consensus was reached last Tuesday after the Executive Council of the GFA who took the decision to enroll players in the WPL on the YEA Programme.
This development comes about after the National Sports Authority (NSA) and YEA, last Friday, June 27, 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start the programme to provide a stimulus package for sportsmen and women.
The implementation of this policy is the vision of YEA Board Chairman Sammi Awuku who has been at the forefront in all deliberations involving all the parties and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The representative of women’s football on the Executive Council of the GFA, Madam Habiba Atta Forson, expressed joy and thanked the government for coming to their aid.
“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 told GFA Communications.
“This intervention will benefit our women a lot. You know, in women’s football we don’t have to pay spectators and so there is no money. This is going to help the players and the clubs a lot.”
“I want to say a big thank you to the government, the Executive Council and the President of the GFA, Kurt E.S OKraku for helping us to get this kind of support,” she added.
The GFA have announced that they would in the coming days, furnish the YEA Secretariat with player details, account information and other relevant documents for the commencement of the policy.