03.04.2020 Football News

Coronavirus: Ghana FA Call On Government To Come To Their Aid

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Coronavirus: Ghana FA Call On Government To Come To Their Aid
LISTEN APR 3, 2020

The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum has revealed the FA is working with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to make the government comes to the aid of the football community.

Following the directives by the president to ban all social gathering, football activities have also come to a standstill.

There have been calls made to slash players salary due to the lack of football activities.

However, the likes of Ghana League of Clubs Association (GHALCA) and Professional Football Association of Ghana (PFAG) have categorically stated they will oppose any decision to slash players salary.

But according to Mr Twum, the government must come to the aid of the football fraternity adding that they will need no huge amount of money to push the clubs.

"There was a need for the GFA President to show leadership, a reason he briefed the football community about the progress of his discussions with the powers that be," he told Oyerepa FM.

"Government is supporting the likes of Kayayes' giving them shelter, feeding them to the extent of taking the mentally retarded off the streets in these crucial times and investors in Football also invest in the Ghanaian economy so can't be left out.

"The likes of Togbe Afede XIV, Dr Kwame Kyei, Agama, Moses Parker and the rest are like owners of Coca Cola, Nestle Ghana and any other company in Ghana.

He continued, "If the government is doing anything for his people, football cannot be an exception.

"What the GFA President is doing is to engage the Government through the MOYS so they could come to our aid, we are not expecting something too huge but at least something small to push us so we can pay salaries.

"Looking at our revenue streams, it's player sales, sponsorship and matchday revenue and now the only sponsors we have are StarTimes and Nasco, there's no other.

"He's really pushing hard so Government can support us," he added.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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