BIG BLOW: Cancelled season has cost Ghana FA over $2.2million - Henry Asante Twum reveals - Footy Dreams

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BIG BLOW: Cancelled season has cost Ghana FA over $2.2million – Henry Asante Twum reveals

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Henry Asante Twum, the Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association has disclosed that the truncated 2019-20 football season has cost the football governing body a whooping $2.2 million.

The GFA, after a marathon meeting on Tuesday cancelled the season due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic which has rocked the world. All football activities are on hold at all levels.

Efforts by the Association to ensure the resumption of football hit the rock as govCOVID-19 in a recent update extended the ban on social gatherings until July 31, 2020.

Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Angel 102.9FM, Asante Twum explained that it is a big blow to the association, having invested hugely in the league in a bid to ‘Bring back the love’ all football enthusiasts envisaged for.

“MTN made 1.1 million Ghana Cedis investment so far. 800,000 cedis in cash and 300,000 cedis in products. StarTimes would have invested a little in excess of 1 million Ghana cedis of which they have paid some. The projections from NASCO for their products is estimated at 1.1m,”

“The football association spent at least 6,000 Ghana Cedis on every match day. This money went into paying referees, cameramen and Venue Media Officers.”

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