Soccer News of Monday, 4 January 2016
Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi wants government to financially assist clubs who will be playing in CAF’s inter-clubs competitions.
Nyantakyi wants Ghana to copy what pertains in Francophone countries were clubs are cushioned for their campaigns in Africa.
Clubs must spend between US$ 700,000- US$ 800,000 to reach the Group stages of the Champions League and Confederation Cup.
“We have been assisting our clubs in our own small way, it has always been a small financial support that has been our widow’s mite but we are not going to relent on that. We will continue to support our clubs,” Nyantakyi told journalists last Thursday at a press soiree held at the forecourt of the GFA headquarters in Accra.
He added: “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.”