Each Ghana Premier League club is set to receive a GH¢ 50,000 financial support from the Government of Ghana for having to play league matches behind closed doors because of the Corona virus pandemic.
In total, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo approved a first tranche of 900,000 to be disbursed to the clubs.
A statement from Government of Ghana 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 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 will also receive some financial support from Government in due course.”
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Benjamin Yamoah