Saanie Daara wants churches to be involved in Ghana Premier League

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Communications director of the Ghana Football Association wants churches in Ghana to be involved in the development of football in the country.

According to the communications director, these churches draw large members and with the creation of clubs in the league, they will be able to attract these large following into the stadium.

Spectating in the Ghana Premier League has dwindled and this was made much more obvious during the Super Clash between Hearts and Kotoko where the stadium was half full.

These disappointing patronage seems to have got Saanie worried and he has turned his attention to churches to help salvage the situation.

“Churches must also have football clubs playing in the league,” Sannie told Asempa FM.

“This will create a sort of extra-curricular activity for the churches.”

“And if church members know their respective teams will be playing on a Saturday or Sunday after church service, they will troop to the various stadia to watch these games.

“Churches are doing well in the areas of health, education and other areas, but they should be urged to venture into sporting activities, because these churches have footballers, aspiring footballers, athletes, etc. as members, so they must take this idea seriously.”

The league has consistently been losing interest to the European leagues as well struggle for a headline sponsor as interest continues to diminish by the passing day.