‘It is cheaper for Black Stars to play the friendly matches in Europe’-Alhassan

A Management Committee Member of the Senior National Team, the Black Stars, Jones Abu Alhassan has outlined the importance of the friendly matches organized by the GFA for the Black Stars of Ghana.

Speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Isaac Worlanyo Wallace, he explained that it would not make financial sense for the GFA to airlift the players to Ghana when they could cut cost by organising it in Europe.

When asked about why the matches are scheduled to be played outside Ghana, the chairman said that, “you cannot play a match that can fund itself”.

He sums up by saying that the decision is made to play the outside Ghana to limit the cost that will be incurred in flying the Ghanaian players from Europe to Ghana back and forth by flight.

He again said this will give the local players, the opportunity to freshen up their minds as they have been restricted from traveling for months due to the dangers posed by Covid-19.

He talked about the importance of lifting the restrictions on Ghanaian football as it will pave the way for the revival of fun, entertainment and a room for more investors.

He further stated the benefits of the Black Stars matches against Mali and Sudan on the 9th and 12th of October, 2020 respectively as it will prepare them for the Cameroon AFCON 2022.

He asserted that the match would serve as an opportunity for the newly appointed coach to put his players and team together and also test the strength of his team, against other strong sides.

By: Paul Ayitey Adams

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