The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reassured the government’s commitment to supporting the development of women’s sports in the country.
Speaking at the Jubilee House on Wednesday when Hasaacas Ladies present the CAF Women’s Champions League Zone B trophy they won recently in Cote d’Ivoire to him, Dr Bawumia said the government was impressed by the outstanding success of the women’s football team at the international level.
Last year, the government announced a support package of GHC500 monthly allowance for female athletes in the country, including professional footballers under the Youth Employment Agency.
The package was initially for six months to help support the athletes during the peak of the Covid 19 pandemic, but it was later extended for six more months.
Vice President Bawumia assured Hasaacas Ladies that the government would continue to champion the cause of women’s sports development.
Hasaacas Ladies expressed gratitude to the Vice President for donating $10,000 during their preparation for the tournament.
“Your Excellency, you set the pace, and others followed. We could not have reached this far without your kind support,” the coach of the side Yusif Basigi said.
By winning the CAF Zone B Women’s Champions League, Hasaacas Ladies have qualified to compete in the finals of the CAF Women’s Champions League tournament in Egypt in November.
The Vice President urged them to replicate the outstanding performance in Egypt and bring home the ultimate trophy.
Vice President Bawumia gave the team GHC50,000 for winning the CAF Zone B trophy and promised further support to Hasaacas Ladies and women’s sports in general.
“Expect me at some of your matches when the league resumes,” he pledged.
The Hasaacas delegation was led by the Chairperson of the Women’s Premier League Committee of the GFA, Madam Hilary Boateng. It also included the President of the club, Nana Benyin Eyison.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD