Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kurt Okraku doesn’t sound enthused about the possible cancellation of the Premier League considering the COVID-19 scare.
In an interview on Accra based Happy Fm, the GFA boss said clubs, players, including referees will be affected greatly should a decision be taken to cancel the league.
“If we are to cancel the league, it will be another trying period for players, clubs, referees and everybody involved in football.” he said.
“I don’t have the exact figures as to how much revenue clubs will lose if the league is canceled. But you don’t expect sponsors to continue sponsoring when there are no football activities” he added.
When it comes to issues of money and how the clubs are faring, and how the FA itself is doing, he said “We are also waiting for FIFA to fast track the process and get is the Emergency COVID-19 fund”.
FIFA forward money, you cant withdraw cash, you cant take loan with the cash and you cant misappropriate the fund. We have explained this to the clubs and again, Emergency fund is still being expected and we shall share that with the clubs when the money is paid to the FA.”