GPL: Blame clubs for the low attendance at stadiums- GFA general secretary

Benjamin Sackey
Benjamin Sackey
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General secretary of  the Ghana football association Prosper Harrison Addo says it is misplaced to blame the football governing body for the attendance at Ghana premier league matches.

Spectatorship at various league venues has decreased significantly raising concerns over the factors that contributes to the menace in Ghana Football in recent times.

Harrison Addo who spoke at the leadership and development program on the subject said the clubs should be blamed for the low attendance and not the Ghana football Association.

“The thing is that the local patronage of a match first must start from the club side, what has the club done that is causing the apathy because I can not sit here in Accra and legislate how Real Tamale United supporters should fill Tamale the club must know and when they need the support of the FA we will come in” he said.

He went ahead to indicate that in other jurisdictions when such incident happens the clubs are blamed and not the football governing body so his outfit is not liable for menace but will be ready to help when the clubs calls.

“I mean we take a fancy of comparing everything in our football to the English premier league in the EPL if Stamford bridge is not filled to capacity nobody mentions the English FA or the premier league they talk about Chelsea, but We are at the point where we need to do more nobody is running from the fact that we all need to do more but let us not then make it a point that everything is the FA indeed we ask a question that when people do not want to go and watch a match in other jurisdictions what happens?” he added.

The Ghana Ghana football Association to subjected to intense criticisms after they were compelled to make attendance to the Accra sport stadium free for the president cup clash between Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

Prior to that, attendance at the various league venues in the Betpawa premier league has declined drastically prompted stakeholders to take proactive measures to avert the menace to bring back the supporters to the stadium.





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