The President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has restated that local clubs will benefit from monies earned from Ghana’s FIFA World Cup participation during his tenure.
During his campaign for the Ghana FA top seat, Kurt Okraku made a promise to local clubs that his administration will ensure they benefited financially from Ghana’s financial allotment for participating at the Mundial.
Every nation that qualifies for the FIFA World Cup gets an amount of money as participation fee with the sum increasing gradually depending on a country’s performance at the tournament in the shape of prize money.
Ghana, for participating at the World Cup editions in 2006, 2010, and 2014 made over US$50 million from appearance fees and performance related increments alone.
The Ghana FA boss believes allotting a quota of future world cup monies to clubs will financially aid them in their operations while also motivating them to continue to produce top talents for the country at various national team levels.
The move has been applauded by many connoisseurs of the game and yesterday in an engagement with the Top brass of Aduana Stars including owner Nana Agyemang Badu II, Kurt Okraku has reiterated his promise.
“In the build up to the GFA elections, I made a promise that all clubs will benefit from any money that we get from our participation at the FIFA World Cup,and I still stand by it,” he told the gathering.
“We shall be starting the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in June and so I entreat all of you to pray for the Black Stars to qualify and every club will benefit from the financial benefit of the World Cup,” he added.
The Ghana FA President is currently on a 4-day tour in the Bono, Ahafo and Northern Regions where he is leading a delegation to engage clubs to eschew violence at match venues.
This forms part of his efforts to drive hooliganism away from Ghana Football.