Dr. Bawumiah Rally for the Support of Local Footbal
Vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah has called on all Ghanaians to support the local game.
“Football is a globally competitive game and so players leave, even in the European leagues, they move from one team to the other and from one country to the other. I think that our local league needs more support and encouragement," he said after watching the Elite Cup match between All Stars and Berekum Chelsea at the Wa Park on Sunday.
" We can certainly do better, but I think that the more people come out to support them, the more revenues they can make and that will ensure that they can make more investments in the clubs. This is why I think the onus is on all of us as Ghanaians to support the local game,” he noted.
“I am in Wa today and I found out that Wa All Stars were playing with Berekum Chelsea and thought it was a good opportunity to come around and watch these stars of the two teams, very skilled players as I see.
"In Ghana we know that football is one of our strengths as far as sports is concerned, but if we don’t support the local game, our strength will reduce over time and my hope is that as Ghanaians we can all try to support the local league because that is really the future and the key to the strength of Ghana football in the future,” he said.
Though Dr. Bawumiah has his umbilical chord pinched with economics his love for football and sports in general cannot be over emphasized.
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