With the Ghana Football Association (GFA) having announced its decision to begin the process of making the Ghana premier league autonomous, president of Tema Youth Football club Wilfred Osei Kwaku ‘Palmer’ has questioned the timing on its implementation.
The former Black Stars management committee chairman maintained that due to the apparent devastative effect of the coronavirus pandemic on corporate organisations, it is not a good time for the GFA to implement the Autonomous league.
According to him, corporate institutions are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and will not be ready to invest in the implementation of the autonomous league which requires funding.
Osei Palmer told Ohene Bampoe Brenya on a virtual interview discussing the effect of Covid-19 on football clubs.
“The timing for the autonomous league is very poor. To go autonomous means you will need a huge investment to be able to run it smoothly.
“No corporate entity or organization will be willing to invest their money in the league during this period of COVI9-19 pandemic which has negatively affected all sectors of the economy”
On the FIFA Stimulus package, Osei Palmer stressed on the need for the GFA to share the money among clubs and stakeholders.
“The GFA must share the money among the stakeholders and not only the clubs. This is a difficult time and they must ensure every member of the group gets a share of the money. At least they can console themselves that during difficult times FIFA came to their aid”.
Meanwhile, the executive council has announced its decision to form a 5-member committee to advise the GFA on how to proceed with the policy implementation.