According to him, clubs in the country are really suffering hence the need for the government to come to their aid.
Speaking on the effects of COVID-19 on Ghana’s Sports fraternity, the GFA President shared; “the Anas Number 12 exposé led to the unemployment of our players. There was a period where club owners really suffered because their business cycle came to a halt completely. And If you look at the football industry directly, we have given employment opportunities to a minimum of 5000 people across the country; as for Indirect employment, only God knows the numbers. So it wasn’t easy for stakeholders for two years without football.”
He added that “In these times of COVID-19, Clubs are really suffering, if you have handled a football team or you have a club, you will understand what I’m saying.”
However, The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, in an interview on the Epa Hoa Daben show stated that government must also consider football clubs as part of the package to be released to distressed organizations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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