Players from the National Women's League have received their first stipend from the Youth and Employment Agency (YEA), the Ghana Football Association has announced.
The players each received the GHC 500 the month of July, as part of efforts to subsidize the impact of COVID-19 on Women's football.
"The Ghana Football Association (GFA), is delighted to announce that beneficiaries of the Youth in Sports Programme under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) have received their first monthly stipend," the FA wrote on it's website.
"The GFA in July, 2020, reached a consensus to enroll five-hundred players in the Women’s Premier League on the Youth in Elite Sports Programme under the Sports module initiative. The allowance forms part of governments COVID-19 alleviation programme for one thousand (1000) Ghanaian Athletes through the Youth Employment Agency.
"It would be recalled that the National Sports Authority (NSA) and Youth Employment Agency (YEA), on Friday, June 27, 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start the programme.
"The programme is expected to run for an initial six-month period."