The decision to scrap the entirety of the 2019-20 season has cost the Ghana Football Association more than GH₵ 3 million, the Communications Director of the Association Henry Asante Twum has revealed.
According to him financial commitments made to various stakeholders plus pledges made by sponsors have led to this development.
The Ghana FA took the decision to cancel the season following a marathon Executive Council meeting on Tuesday June 30.
The league had been suspended since March 16 due to the CoronaVirus pandemic and after months of engagement with relevant stakeholders, the country’s football governing body took the best decision to scrap the season and expunge all records from the official books.
Speaking in an interview with Accra based Angel FM, Henry Asante Twum has revealed that the decision taken has come at a cost.
“MTN made 1.1 million Ghana Cedis investment so far. 800,000 cedis in cash and 300,000 cedis in products. StarTimes would have invested a little in excess of 1 million Ghana cedis of which they have paid some. The projections from NASCO for their products is estimated at 1.1m,” he told Angel .
“The football association spent at least 6,000 Ghana Cedis on every match day. This money went into paying referees, cameramen and Venue Media Officers,” he concluded