President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has urged the government to provide financial assistance for local clubs who compete in international tournaments.
Ghana Premier League Champions Ashgold will be playing in the CAF Champions League while Medeama SC will be involved in the Confederations Cup.
The clubs are expected to need financial backing with the estimated amount close to a million dollars. The Ghana Football Association disclosed that despite their usual financial backing of these clubs during international club competitions, they did not have enough resources to continue the act.
Kwesi Nyantakyi speaking to journalists at the Ghana Football Association Headquarters said:
“We have been assisting our clubs in our own small way, it has always been a small financial support that has been our widows mite but we are not going to relent on that. We will continue to support our clubs.
“Apart from all the things that we do for them we think that participating in Africa is a very expensive venture.
“In most countries, especially in Francophone Africa, the costs are borne by the governments and when they participate they are doing it on behalf of Ghana.
“When Ashgold appear in Morocco or Medeama appear in Liberia it is Ghana, they will say the Ghana team. Many people will not even remember the name of the club. So, when they are representing in Africa it is a cause that we must all support as a national cause and not a club cause or a GFA cause.”
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