The Board of Professional Football Association of Ghana(PFAG) have agreed to use their $2,000 share of the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Fund as insurance cover for
the Ghana Women’s Premier League players.
Last week, the Ghana Football Association released the disbursement of the stimulus package to all stakeholders of the game in the West African country.
The Ghana football Association after their Executive Council meeting announced that Ghana Women’s Premier League clubs will pocket $160,000 from the COVID-19.
The 16 top-flight clubs will get $10,000 each from the fund, whiles the 72 Women’s Division One Regional Clubs will share $60,000 among themselves.
Division One League(DOL) on the other hand, were allocated $7,500 each by the Association.
However, the PFAG has decided to use their share of $2,000 as insurance package for the players of Women’s Premier League and Division One players, according to the Head of Players Relations for PFAG Yusif Alhassan Chibsah on Accra-based Angel 102.9FM.
Meanwhile the PFAG will continue to pay insurance cover for the Men’s Premier League teams for the next two(2) seasons.
This will be seen as huge relief for the clubs following the unexpected financial difficulties faced due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the Coronovirus pandemic forced the Ghana Football Association to cancel the 2019/2020 football season due to the government measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
The new season is tentatively scheduled to start second week of October.