Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Prof Peter Twumasi has revealed that clubs will have to pay GHS 60,000 to use its stadium facility should football return behind closed doors.
Discussions continue ongoing on whether Ghana football should return despite the increasing numbers in the active coronavirus cases in the country but the latest comment by the NSA boss might derail any chance of football return.
Prof Twumasi indicated in an interview with Kumasi FM that conditions will change should football return behind closed doors.
“The conditions will change if the clubs have to play behind closed doors, the Covid-19 has changed the conditions already”
“The NSA will continue to provide the facility for football but a condition will be set if the NSA will not benefit from the gate proceeds hence we will be forced to revert to the GHC60,000 charge to be able to observe all the COVID-19 protocols by providing sanitizers, water, soap, tissues, electricity and maintaining the social distancing protocols”, He told Kumasi FM.
“With this realistic charge, the NSA will have enough fund to also maintain the stadia. We provide services without getting the required fund”.
He reiterated that the constant criticism over a lack of maintenance for the various stadia was considered in the decision.
“The NSA has been constantly criticized for failing to maintain the stadia, with this charge we will be able to fix everything”.
Meanwhile, the wait continues on the final decision concerning the return of football activities in the country which is expected in the coming days.