Chief Executive Officer of Hasaacas Ladies, Evelyn Nsiah Asare has advised the Ghana FA to use some of the FIFA COVID-19 relief fund to secure buses for the Women’s Premier League.
The World Football governing body announced their decision to come to the aid of member associations financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic leaving the football industry in dire circumstances.
Per the arrangement, each member association is to benefit from a minimum of $1.5 million with $500,000 of the amount specifically dedicated to women’s football.
With the Ghana FA set to benefit from this initiative, Evelyn Nsiah Asare believes one major need the Kurt E.S. Okraku led body needs to cater for is transportation.
She disclosed this in an interview with Asempa FM, “The money that has come from FIFA should be used to buy 2 buses, Northern Sector, Southern sector for the premier teams. This is what consumes their budget”.
“Transportation is the biggest worry for female teams, imagine a Tamale based team travelling to Kumasi 4 times within a season. You just calculate from Tamale to Kumasi, the traveling expenses, accommodation and feeding,” she continued.
“These are the major challenges facing the clubs. If the women’s sector is handled well by Kurt, we shall make progress,” she concluded.