Over 400 female footballers receiver clearance to benefit from YEA financial package

Published on: 09 August 2020

A total of four hundred and forty (440) female footballers have received clearance from the National Sports Authority (NSA) to benefit from the financial package from the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).

In the midst of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has through talks with the YEA and other stakeholders reached an agreement that is seeing female footballers receive financial support on a monthly basis in the form of an allowance.

After the vetting of as many as 496 Footballers from the 16 elite Women league clubs, the National Sports Authority approved clearance for 89% of the applicants to receive the allowance for the next six months.

Those denied clearances are players who already benefit from other institutional allowances, stipends, and salaries from state agencies and corporate organizations.

The approved 440 footballers are now set to enjoy the government-sponsored support to alleviate some of the financial challenges presented by the Covid-19 in the midst of no football activity.

So far, 886 athletes have been cleared to benefit from the YEA financial package. The number includes sportsmen and women from the federations asked to present a number of athletes.