Director of Communications at the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum has dismissed claims that only government pays for financial commitments on national teams in Ghana.
His comments comes in the wake of the GFA’s decision to allocate a portion of the FIFA and CAF Covid-19 relief fund to the national teams, a decision which has received criticism from a section of the Sports media in Ghana.
But Henry Asante Twum in a reaction on Starr FM’s Weekend Sports Program, ExtraTime, indicated that the Football Association has in the past funded and continues to fund the National teams from its coffers as against media reports suggesting that only the Government of Ghana spends on the national teams.
“With the Black Stars for instance, when C. K Akonnor was appointed as coach of the Black Stars, he spent three weeks in Europe scouting and engaging players, not even a pesewa of that was catered for by Government, the GFA paid for every single cost from his tickets, feeding etc,” he said.
He stressed that the Ghana FA has been spending huge sums of monies on the various national teams without the involvement of Government citing recent National U-17 team that were camped in Cape Coast.
“Before Covid-19 the National-17 team were camped for nine weeks in Cape Coast, all the cost of their camping were catered for by the Ghana FA and not Government, So it’s not factually accurate that Government solely takes care of all cost on National teams”
The Ghana Football Association’s Executive Committee recently recently released a Covid-19 relief fund disbursement plan.
By: Benjamin Yamoah