Ghana Premier League players to receive allowance from government next year

Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Sammy Awuku has revealed that his outfit will from 2019 give financial allowance to footballers in the Ghana Premier League.

Sammy Awuku

According to Mr. Awuku government is on the verge of firming up a scheme that will come as a top-up allowance on the salaries stipulated in the respective contracts of players in the top flight.

He opined that, government and its related agencies hope to roll out the plan in 2019, when football activities bounces back in the country.

There are plans to support our players in the premiership, like supporting them with some allowances when eventually you bounce back with football,” he revealed in his address at the launch of the Ghana Coaches Association in Accra.


Mr. Awuku added that, the move by government is to motivate the local footballers.

[This is] because one of the biggest problems we face is how to motivate these [local] players. At YEA where I’m Chair, we are in talks and had discussions with our minister…

“We are fine-tuning it so that every player who plays in the premiership is supported with some basic allowances in addition to what the teams will pay them.

“And we hope to eventually start it somewhere in 2019,” he re-echoed.


Finally, the board chair of YEA also revealed there are plans to grant scholarships to Ghanaian coaches to broaden their horizons at top-class clubs across the world.


Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: