Kurt Okraku blames poor infrastructure for lack of TV coverage of local matches

Sports News of Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com


Kurt Okraku3Executive Chairman of Dreams FC and Ghana FA Executive Committee member Kurt Okraku

Executive Chairman of Dreams FC and Ghana FA Executive Committee member Kurt Okraku has blamed poor sports infrastructure in Ghana for lack of interest from TV networks to cover local matches live.

In a discussion on why the television market in Ghana has neglected the football industry, Kurt Okraku hesitated in pushing the blame completely on the TV networks insisting the various stadia in the country are not TV-friendly.

“Aside of the fact that the TV market in Ghana is a very small market, TV networks do not believe in local football content. And this is because most of our stadia are not TV-friendly,” he opined on the Football Legends Night Show.

“Where to place their cameras is even a problem – Accra and Kumasi are poor. The new Cape Coast Stadium is not even TV-friendly.

“The people who are into TV production fully understand what I mean.”

“So you want to improve upon production and show the quality players you have but the facilities do not create an enabling environment for that,” he added.

The problem of poor infrastructure has been overly chanted but government seems not the least interested in sports infrastructure development, an area capable of reducing the rate of unemployment in the country drastically.

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