Board Chairman of the National Youth Employment Agency, Sammy Awuku has hinted on government’s plans to pay allowances to players in the Ghana Premier League.
According to him, the allowances, which would be paid by government through the Youth and Sports Ministry follows the suspension of the domestic league.
“Ghana government is in talks with several bodies. Maybe I don’t know if it’s the right time for me to also talk about it but there are plans to even support many of our players in the premiership. Plans like supporting them with some allowances when eventually the game returns in January,” Awuku said during a session for Ghanaian coaches.
“Because one of the biggest problems we face in this country is how to motivate these players, so yes we are in talks. I’m the board chairman for the national youth employment agency and government is in talks with us.
“We have had discussions with the youth and sports minister and we are fine-tuning it so that every player who plays in the premier league will be supported with some basic allowances in addition to what their clubs will pay them,” he added.
Following the documentary, FIFA appointed a normalization committee to run the affairs of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The Normalisation Committee has until March 31 next year to end their mandate.