Posted On Monday, 5th August 2013
Former Ghana Football Association chairman Lepowura Alhaji MND Jawula says the sport will make gigantic strides if government pumps in US$ 5 million a year.
He says this will enable all the divisions, regional football associations and local league clubs to have enough money to organise their programmes.
“Five million dollars is nothing for President John Mahama and his government to sign it off,” the traditional ruler told the Daily Graphic.
He justified why football should be given this privilege at the expenses
“How does handball or athletics impact on Ghanaians from Axim to Bawku, how do these sports permeate into society and how many successful athletes or badminton players do we have in this country?,” he added.
“We can boast of professional footballers who ply their trade outside Ghana and bring in a lot of money. Moreover everybody loves football and it has become the heartbeat of the nation.”
Lepowura Jawula, who is a member of CAF inter-clubs competitions, says Ghanaian clubs also need financial support from the government when they qualify for Africa.
“When clubs in other countries qualify for CAF championships, their governments support them to ensure they participate successfully, but the case is different in Ghana, and, therefore, we are not able to go far enough.”