Communication director for the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum says he is confident the Government of Ghana will support the members of the Football fraternity as part of plans to disburse funds to small scale industries in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The GFA President in a letter to the members expressed his desire to explore avenues that will get Government to consider the clubs in the Stimulus package.
“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”
“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”. He told Oyerepa FM.
Mr Asante Twum reiterated the stance that investors in the Football industry can be compared to those in thw production sub sector, and believes what ever goes into those sectors must be replicated in the Football sector.
“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”.
“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”. He stressed.
“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.”