Team Tema (blue) v Team Accra in the All Star Game in 2019 gathers basketball athletes will receive its first share of stipends from the COVID 19 Relief Fund in the coming weeks.

This comes on the back of female football players in Ghana’s National Women’s League receiving their share earlier today; monthly payments of 500 Ghana Cedis is to be paid to each player each month for six months.

The Relief Fund MoU was signed on Thursday, July 9 at the Youth Employment Agency Headquarters in Accra.

The stipend is to reduce the financial stress placed on athletes forced on them due to the COVID 19 pandemic that has adversely affected sports all over the world.

TTU v UMaT in 2020 UPAC Zone Two Qualifier

Like football, basketball has also been affected heavily by the virus that has infected 25,000 people in the West African nation. Athletes in the discipline are in line to benefit from the scheme put together by the country’s National Sports Authority (NSA) and Youth Employment Agency (YEA).

Several basketball competitions have been suspended indefinitely as a result of COVID 19 related restrictions including the UPAC Championship, Tema and Accra Basketball Leagues respectively.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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