Honourable Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the former Minister of Youth and Sports has charged the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) to intervene to save the current state of Ghana Football.
Nii Lante made this pronouncement when he granted an interview on Kumasi based Oyerepa FM.
”GHALCA should rise to intervene in this Star Times proposal because it is absurd to tell these clubs to travel long distances for the sake of TV Coverage and you ask yourself how much they were given some peanut. In these times of our football where we are struggling to fill the stadium, you ask these clubs to play home away from home? He asked.
He went on to express his sentiments that he is sometimes worried how officials at the Ghana Football Association ride on club administrators as ‘donkeys to enrich themselves’.
The current Member of Parliament of the Odododiodoo constituency is wondering whether the nation’s football governing body has the concerns of football administers in the Ghanaian top flight league at heart taking into consideration the ”ill treatment’ meted at them so far as football administration remain their area of specialty.
The Ghana Premier League Broadcast holders StarTimes recently coerced clubs to play some league matches away from the clubs chosen home venues for the purposes of what they described as good coverage of games in the domestic league.
The Former Minister argued that the proposal is needless and that the clubs should protest against it.
“I sometimes get worried with how the GFA ride our club chairmen as donkeys to enrich themselves at the detriment of these club chairmen”.
”These clubs should rise and object to this proposal, is this fair, is this responsible, is it right?, it doesn’t make sense who will bear the additional cost. The FA should be bold to tell Star Times this proposal is senseless.” he lamented.