Coronavirus:The impact on Ghanaian female players

Ghana’s elite women’s football league was getting all the accolades in the 2019/20 season after an exciting first round with a total of 56 games, 156 goals, 3 Hat-tricks and 4 Hauls. Lovers of women’s football were looking forward to the second round of the league before the global outbreak set in, plunging a lot of Ghanaian players into a depressive phase due to the suspension of football activities in the country.

Not knowing when the Women’s premier league will resume, the  Ghana Football Association led by President Kurt E.S Okraku on Thursday 21, May, 2020 held a fruit-bearing discussion with officials of the English Football Association and the British High Commission via Webinar.

The parties discussed varied topics ranging from Women’s League football structure, understanding of women’s football in Ghana, strategy, challenges and opportunities.

Aside the GFA President, the GFA was represented by General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo, Deputy General Secretary Alex Asante, Madam Hillary Boaten (Chairperson of the Women’s Premier League Committee) and her Deputy Rosalind Amoh. Others included Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah, Esq. – Attorney/Women’s Premier League Committee/Women’s Club Owner and Barbara Yankah – Secretary to the Women’s Premier League Committee.

British High Commissioner to Ghana H.E Iain Walker and Jasmine Griffiths – Head of Strategic Partnerships and Diaspora Relations were on hand to represent the British High Commission Accra in the discussion.

National & International Women’s Football Development Manager for the English FA, Rachel Pavlou led a three-member team during the discussion. The team also included Maria de León – Senior International Relations Manager and Siobhan Burke – International Relations Manager.


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