Elmina Sharks head coach Yaw Acheampong has lauded government’s effort to support athletes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic via the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
The former Black Stars midfielder has, however, appealed to government to extend the package to coaches.
Last Thursday, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced that government through its Youth Employment Agency (YEA) programme will pay monthly allowances of about 1,000 athletes in the country for the next six months.
Although Acheampong applauded government for the step to support athletes, he also called on officials in charge of the agency to factor coaches into their programme.
“When you go to other countries they are supporting the players, including coaches. Senegal government is not supporting only the players but those who have been investing in football will be rescued for some months until the season bounces back,” he indicated.
The former Ashgold man added, “I’m happy they are supporting women football. But they shouldn’t only think about the players alone, we the coaches also deserve some of the booty. ”
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum