Afriyie advises Ghanaian clubs to merge
Vice president of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie, says clubs could come together as one, so as to lessen financial burden involved in their operations.
The FA official was speaking in the wake of recent threats by Premier League clubs to withdraw from the topflight due to financial struggles resulting from a lack of headline sponsor for the championship.
Newly-promoted Techiman City and New Edubiase are two clubs to have recently threatened a boycott.
“The regulation demands that if a club claims it has a certain amount of money, it must show evidence that they have that money before they can operate,” Afriyie told Joy Sports.
“To be more successful, two or more clubs can merge for a strong cooperation, but people cherish the pride of being an owner.
“This is a serious problem and my campaign against this act started longtime ago at a time even when I was not the GFA vice President.”
The topflight has been without a headline sponsor since First Capital Plus Bank, now Capital Bank, withdrew their support over “restructuring” purposes.