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My government will pay stipends to Ghana Premier League players if elected – John Mahama

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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has pledged to prioritize the welfare of players in the Ghana Premier League, promising stipends for players if elected as president.

Speaking at a media session held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Sunday, July 7, 2024, Mahama emphasized his commitment to developing sports infrastructure and supporting lesser-known sports.

He further stated that, should the NDC return to power, footballers in the Ghana Premier League will be paid stipends to cushion them.

“Let me also assure the sports fraternity that we shall develop our stadium infrastructure for track and field sports,” Mahama said.

“We’ll fix the deteriorating football pitches and pay stipends to footballers in the Premier League like we promised in 2020. What we call the lesser-known sports shall also receive equitable attention like we give to soccer,” he added.

Acknowledging the country’s economic challenges, Mahama expressed realism about building new stadiums but emphasized plans to improve infrastructure under a broader economic initiative.

Mahama previously served as Ghana’s president from 2012 to 2016.

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