The National Sports Authority (NSA) claims they are going to charge $10,500 which will be estimated around GHc60,000 per game from clubs for the usage of their facilities, this is going to happen when the decision to play football behind close doors is being accepted and approved.
The main motive backing this idea of the NSA is to raise enough money so they can ensure all the safety precautionary measures at the various stadia in this period of coronavirus. Also, they will have to maintain the various stadia to live it in a good state for games to be honoured every week.
The 2019/20 Ghana football season has been suspended indefinitely with the date of it return not certain. In an attempt to bring the game back, the GFA has written to the Parliament with games to be played behind close doors policy stated as part of the measures they are going put in place to avoid the spread of the COVID-19.
This signifiers the National Sports Authority will not be raising enough funds should football returns in the country and are being honoured without the fans. So the clubs are rather going to bare all those cost so the NSA can use it to maintain the various stadia.
Professional Peter Twumasi confirmed this reports to Kumasi FM;
“This is to enable us to observe all the COVID-19 protocols by providing sanitizers, water, soap, tissues, electricity, and maintaining the social distancing protocols.
“With this realistic charge, the NSA will have enough funds to also maintain the stadia. We provide services without getting the required fund.
“The NSA has been constantly criticized for failing to maintain the stadia, with this charge we will be able to fix everything.”
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim