Government “fill the holes in the pockets” of Premier league clubs

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The government of Ghana has supported each Premier League club with GH¢50,000.

This is in bid to ease the financial burden on the clubs following the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the decision to play premier league games behind closed doors.

The information was revealed in a statement dated December 4 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, it 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.”

The statement also noted that the President will extend this kind gesture to the National Division One League, Women’s Premier League and to Ghanaian clubs participating in CAF inter-club competitions.

”Other clubs such as Division One, National Women’s League, CAF Champions League representative and CAF Confederation Cup Representative will also receive some financial support from Government in due course,” the statement ended.

Below is the press statement:

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