General News of Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi says Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye did a ‘serial caller’s assessment’ of the Premier League by saying the top-flight is unattractive.
Nyantakyi is on the view the sector minister sank too low in his analysis of the League during an interview on Asempa FM last week.
“If the league is not attractive, how did we record an amount up to four hundred thousand cedis in a single match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko? When we recorded these gate fees, we paid VAT on them so the government is also a beneficiary.
“The league is the most attractive sporting event in Ghana now ahead of cycling, athletics, volleyball and everything so there is nothing to even compare to it. This is a league that we sleep, dream and think about it and the interesting thing is that all the clubs are owned by private entities so the question is that what has the government being doing to help those teams and I expect the minister to be doing that and not to be criticizing the league without any facts probably like a serial caller.
“We must be very serious and adopt a professional approach to our analysis of issues and set out the facts so that people can make their own judgment,” the GFA Boss added.