Basketballghana.com can confirm a total of 886 athletes have been cleared as beneficiaries of the COVID 19 Relief Fund after successfully completing the vetting process.
The process was conducted late last month and the results were expected to be released soon after; a significant number of applicants were passed as beneficiaries.
Ghana’s leading basketball portal can also report a supplementary list of beneficiaries is to be expected in the coming days. In all 1,551 athletes applied to benefit from the fund that was created to financially aid 1000 athletes affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Fund was created by Ghana’s National Sports Authority (NSA) and Youth Employment Agency (YEA) with the country’s Football Association headlining the fund’s creation.
Basketball and wheelchair basketball athletes have been included in the list of potential beneficiaries after the corona virus pandemic wrecked the hoops season in the West African nation.
Several basketball competitions have been suspended due to COVID 19 and a subsequent ban on contact sports continues to halt attempts for a return to action.
The Universities, Polytechnics and College (UPAC) Championship, Tema Basketball League and Accra Basketball League are among the competitions affected.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter