The Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi has submitted the list of successfully vetted athletes to receive the Youth in Elite Sports allowance for the next six months to the Youth Employment Agency to start payment of the allowances.
This happened after the NSA conducted a verification process of athletes from various sports associations to benefit from the initiative.
The idea behind the initiative by the NSA/YEA is to alleviate the COVID effect on lesser financed sports by paying them GHC500 starting from last month, July.
The Package is meant for one thousand (1,000) athletes, but a total of one thousand five hundred and fifty-one (1,551) athletes applied for the allowance and went through the vetting process conducted by NSA
Eight hundred and eighty-six (886) athletes have so far been cleared to qualify as beneficiaries.
A supplementary list of the remaining one hundred and fourteen (114) slots will be submitted later after prospective athletes who have some pending documentation issues have been cleared by the vetting committee.
A total of 496 Footballers from the 16 elite Women league clubs applied for the Government-sponsored allowance, but after vetting by the National Sports Authority, 89%  qualified to receive the allowance for the next six months.
Abled and disabled sports categories also constituted 348 and 95 athletes respectively to complete the cleared athletes.
Statement from the National Sports Authority below;