Covid-19: Clubs To Pay GHS60,000 To Use National Stadia For Closed-Door Matches
Clubs in the country will be required to pay a whopping GHS60,000 for every week if they want to use any of the national stadia as their home grounds when the football season resumes behind closed doors.
This has been confirmed by National Sports Authority (NSA) boss Professor Peter Twumasi who explains that the money will be used to ensure safety protocols against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease are provided on every matchday.
According to the NSA Capo, playing behind closed doors will mean that his outlet will not make any money from gate proceeds and hence it is necessary to charge the clubs if they will want to use the facility.
He explained to Kumasi FM, “This is to enable us to observe all the COVID-19 protocols by providing sanitizers, water, soap, tissues, electricity, and maintaining the social distancing protocols”.
“With this realistic charge, the NSA will have enough funds to also maintain the stadia. We provide services without getting the required fund.
“The NSA has been constantly criticized for failing to maintain the stadia, with this charge we will be able to fix everything”, Prof. Peter Twumasi concluded.
This has attracted backlash from several football administrators who says the NSA boss is only bluffing.