The world’s football governing body Fifa has donated footballs, training kits, shin guards, goalkeepers’ gloves, boots and bibs to teams participating in the maiden Women’s League in Ghana.
According to a report on the Ghana FA website, every club received a set of each of the items for 18 players with 12 footballs.
The donation from Fifa further cements its commitment to the development of women’s football, said Roman Hangadja, a Fifa instructor.
Executive committee member of the GFA and chairperson of the WLB, Leanier Addy, expressed their appreciation for the ‘monumental’ support.
“The GFA spent close to GHc 30,000 to clear these goods from the port and therefore can not give the clubs cash as they had expected, but these items are equally appreciated,” she said.
“This is a great surprise from FIFA and we are very grateful because it would go a long way to help the teams who will be playing in the league. It will cut down on their cost as they can now channel the money they would have used to acquire these items to another important use.”
The league will kick off on December 16.