Coronavirus: Abrogating 2019/20 Football Season To Cost Ghana FA $2.2 million
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will bare a whopping cost of $2.2 million for cancelling the 2019/20 football season.
The country's football governing body has been forced to annul the season following the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Football was halted in mid-March. The FA tabled a proposal before government to stage the remaining season behind closed doors but the Covid-19 management team put in place by government rejected the proposal by the Ghana FA.
However, on Tuesday, June 30, the Executive Council of the FA announced the cancellation of the season.
“MTN made 1.1 million Ghana Cedis investment in the FA Cup so far. 800,000 cedis in cash and 300,000 cedis in products," the Communications Director of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum told Accra based Angel FM.
"StarTimes would have invested a little in excess of one million Ghana cedis of which they have paid some.
"The projections from NASCO for their products is estimated at $1.1.
“The football association spent at least Gh¢6,000 on every match day.
"This money went into paying referees, cameramen and Venue Media Officers," he added.
The date for the 2020/21 football season will be announced by the Ghana Football Association in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko and AshantiGold SC have been selected to represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup competition.