The Kenyan Women’s Premier League (WPL) players and club officials will benefit from the ministry’s stimulus packages.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed announced that players and officials from 12 Kenyan Premier League clubs would receive Sh 10,000 for two months, as part of Covid-19 stimulus packages from the Sports Fund.
“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.
The CS said that a verified list of 420 KPL persons will benefit. An additional 560 WPL players and officials will be cushioned from the effects of the pandemic. Coronavirus has halted sporting activities since March.
“We have agreed that we are starting with KPL because we know the difficulty they are going through. After verification, we have come up with a final list of those footballers suffering the most. We will begin with them and continue rolling out the program for the next 15 days while taking stock.
“We have a verified list. Previously we had a list with exaggerated numbers before we verified and got the real numbers,” she added.