George Afriyie, a presidential aspirant for the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has unveiled a promising proposal that aims to transform the financial landscape for Ghanaian Premier League clubs.
He pledges that if elected as GFA President, Premier League clubs will receive a minimum of $100,000 each in the first month of his tenure.
Over the years, Ghanaian football clubs have grappled with financial constraints, leading to difficulties in retaining their top talents. Afriyie’s vision is rooted in the belief that by providing substantial financial support to these clubs, they will be able to offer competitive salaries to players, thereby stemming the mass exodus of talent from the country.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ultimate Sports Show, Afriyie emphasized, “I believe that by giving the clubs good money, players will be paid well, and the mass exodus can end. If a Ghana Premier League player earns $1000 as a monthly salary, that player will stay and play.”
His commitment extends beyond Premier League clubs, as he also assures that Division One League clubs will receive no less than Ghc100,000 in financial support.
Afriyie recognizes the importance of nurturing talent at all levels of Ghanaian football and aims to empower Division One League clubs accordingly.
The upcoming 2023 Ghana Football Association (GFA) Elective Congress, scheduled for September 27 in Tamale, presents an opportunity for George Afriyie to implement his vision and potentially bring about positive changes to the Ghanaian football landscape. His pledge to bolster the financial well-being of football clubs has garnered attention and may influence the outcome of the election.