The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah has prayed on Ghana football stakeholders to strictly ensure their dealings do not negatively impact on the game’s sanctity, integrity and image.
Isaac Asiamah wants the local football stakeholders to play a key role in rebuilding and re-branding Ghana football so as to make the sport an accepted and attractive brand to the public and corporate world.
His comments come in the wake of recent past developments that have tainted the image of Ghana football and crippled the game’s future.
The Anas Expose aired 2 years ago, captured several football officials engaging in corrupt acts and dragging the game’s name in the mud. Subsequently, Ghana football has suffered several forms of verbal abuse in the media landscape with administrators and other role players washing their dirty linen in the public.
The situation has caused many likely investors to distance themselves from the game leaving football in a sorry state.
Speaking on the grounds of the Ghana FA’s 26th Ordinary Congress held on Tuesday September 1, Isaac Asiamah has charged football stakeholders to change the narrative.
“Please, together let us protect the sanctity, the integrity and the image of football,” the Sports Minister told the congregation.
“If we all believe (that) as critical stakeholders, as people who call the shots in football…as people who are hugely placed to ensure that football develops, please these three key words should guide all of us.
“When you damage the brand, it affects you, its critical the branding of football is your job, its my job. We need to make the game more attractive so that we can get the investment that we need, the support from corporate Ghana that we need, so I urge all of you to be guided by these three principles,” he concluded.