Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah has affirmed that there is a need for Ghanaians to invest more in football as a business to reap the benefits.
He used the Black Stars as an example from 2010 to the current age involving players like Tariq Lamptey and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
In an exclusive interview on the Dentaa show, Amponsah revealed that much can be achieved in football if an investment is made.
“Until we invest properly in football as a business [we won’t get the needed result]. In 2010, we were in South Africa for World Cup and we did great. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tariq Lamptey and Eddie Nketiah were 9,9 and 11 years respectively then,” he said.
“Today, they are 21,21,23 and we are chasing them to play in the Black Stars. I am not saying it’s wrong to chase them but if we had invested well in our kids here, we would have had a lot more of those people so it is important that we invest in the right places. First and foremost, the grassroots football and give ourselves time to reap. That is the only way to achieve the business side of football,” he concluded.