NSA pumps in money into the local league & only gets Ghc50 from gate fees-DG

The Director-General of the Ghana Sports Authority (NSA) Prof. Peter Twumesi, has rubbished assertions that his outfit was in a warpath with the Ghana Football Association.

According to him, his core mandate and the outfit are to promote sports in Ghana and work with the various agencies to transform sports in Ghana.

He argued that if people would be candid, they would agree that the NSA is more active now compared to the past.

He said the Public engagement on activities about the NSA has improved tremendously.

To him, he is not creating inconvenience for anybody because they are a service provider and as a service provider, it is their role to ensure that Ghanaians will benefit.

He was reacting to a question on whether he was a thorn in the flesh of the FA and its activities.

The NSA issued a statement asking the GFA to look for other venues to organize Ghana’s March FIFA 2022 world cup playoff qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

He said the directive was not from his outfit rather it came from the presidency and he cannot be blamed.

According to him, the various stadiums we have in Ghana are not meant for only sporting activities hence if the Cape Coast Stadium is to be used for the independence parade, he has nothing to do with it.

He said “if the protocol from the presidency has asked to use the Cape Coast stadium for the independence day parade, I have no say. The stadium is not only for football. The NSA does not only promote football. We are supporting others.

We have always supported the local league and provided our facilities for them to use. Since the normalization era till now, I have supported them. We are trying our best for them. Even when there are no resources, we do our best to raise the needed resources to support them. They don’t pay anything. Common gate fee, they are unable to collect. We are unable to generate any returns and in some cases, we are only able to generate only Ghc50 from matches. But we are still supporting them.”

“We are working for Ghana and I have no personal issues with the FA or the President as alleged by some individuals, he stressed on Rainbow Sports.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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