Women Premier League players to benefit from ministry stimulus

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 00:00 |
Women Premier League (WPL) players.

Women Premier League (WPL) players and club officials can breath a sigh of relief as it has been confirmed that they too will benefit from the ministry’s stimulus packages announced on Tuesday.  

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed had announced that players and officials from 12 Kenyan Premier League (KPL)  clubs would receive Sh 10,000 for two months,  with a possibility of an extension to a third month, as part of Covid-19 stimulus package from the Sports Fund. 

Each of the 12 clubs will see 35 persons, 30 players and five officials, benefit from this.

The announcement, as it was done, raised questions on whether the female clubs had been left out of the stimulus packages. 

“All the 16 WPL clubs will also benefit from the stimulus packages for a similar amount and for the same duration. 

There is no difference in the number of persons, per team, who are listed to receive the tokens as well,” said the ministry’s chief of staff Rose Wachuka.

Her confirmation alleviated fears that WPL would be left out like was the case when betting firm Betika accorded KPL and NSL players Sh 5,000 tokens. 

The CS says that a verified list of 420 KPL persons will benefit. With Wachuka’s confirmation an additional 560 WPL players and officials will be cushioned from the effects of the effects of the pandemic that saw sporting activities grounded since March.  

This translates to Sh 11.2 million for the women and Sh 8.4 million for the men’s sides for two months. 

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