The Ghana football Association following its Executive Council meeting has announced that Ghana Women’s Premier League clubs will take home $160,000 from the Covid-19 fund this month and additional $26,000 for NHIS registration.
The 16 top flight clubs will get $10,000 each from the fund, as the 72 women’s Division One Regional Clubs will disburse $60,000 among themselves.
The COVID relief fund by FIFA is expected to release pressure from the clubs from financial difficulties caused by Covid 19 which forced the Ghana football association to being the 7th edition of the women’s league to a halt as measures from Government to manage the spread of the pandemic.
The WPL teams are already on a YEA relief fund which will see each player pocket 500gh at the end of the month.
The FA also stated, over 3500 players and technical staff from the elite clubs are expected to enroll on the NHIS scheme, with each team expected to register not more than 50 personnel which includes footballers, technical team and management members on the package .
Announcing the payment plan for the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Ghana FA added that $26,000 has bee set aside to cater for the registration and other logistical activities of all the players and technical staff of the three sectors on the National Health Insurance Scheme.