Great Olympics General Manager Oluboi Commodore, has slammed Sports minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah over comments that the return of football in the country would be challenging should government ease restrictions on contact sports.
Football activities in Ghana are all under suspension, after government lifted restrictions on only non-contact sports amid the covid-19 pandemic.
Many football fanatics, have called for matches to be played behind closed doors should the suspension be lifted by government, but the sector minister believes that such decision will be challenging.
Mr. Commodore, wants the suspended Ghana Premier League to resume despite the sector minister stating during a press conference that it will cost the National Sports Authority close to GHS 60,000 per match to hold games behind closed doors.
”State Ministers take their girlfriends to Black Stars Matches, and now you want to collapse football because of covid-19,’’ Oluboi Commodore fired back at the sports minister.
“You want to collapse football business in Ghana, meanwhile state ministers benefit most from it.
“Ministers take their girlfriends to vacations whenever Black Stars go to football tournament, like what happened in Brazil,’’ he alleged on Atinka FM.
“What activity will boost your immune system more than sports if you want to fight covid-19 or this clapping you do in churches or just praying to God?.
“It’s unfair to allow some institutions to work whiles others are suffering, the minister should come again if he doesn’t know what he’s saying, he shouldn’t say anything.” He added.
Meanwhile, the Ghana FA is yet to communicate what will happen to the current football season, which is currently under suspension due to the deadly pandemic.