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500 female footballers receive first YEA stipend

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA), have announced that beneficiaries of the Youth in Sports Programme under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) have received their first monthly stipend.

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The GFA in July 2020, reached a consensus to enrol 500 players in the Women’s Premier League on the Youth in Elite Sports Programme under the sports module initiative. The allowance forms part of governments COVID-19 alleviation programme for one thousand (1000) Ghanaian athletes through the Youth Employment Agency.

It would be recalled that the National Sports Authority (NSA) and YEA, on Friday, 27th June 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start the programme which is expected to run for an initial six-month period.

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by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com

Written by EDITORIAL STAFF

Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.

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