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Sports News of Monday, 27 August 2018


Time to make GHALCA more vibrant - Cudjoe Fianoo

The Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Mr. Kudjoe Fianoo has called on members to form a united front with the view of making the association more vibrant to serve as the rallying point for the various clubs in Ghana.

“GHALCA has its clear cut roles, but over the years, those roles were eroded to a point that they were rendered irrelevant to the development of football in the country” Mr. Fianoo explained during an interview with Graphic Sports Online.

“ It is now time for the clubs to come together to make GHALCA much more formidable to serve as the rallying point for the clubs.

“By coming together, GHALCA can also play a role of an advocacy for the clubs and players of the industry to improve the standard of the game” he declared

The GHALCA boss was also of the view that the time had come for members to accept that “the association is our property, hence the need to accept opposing views from members and avoid all forms of dictatorship.With that, the welfare and well-being of the clubs would be ensured and protected at all times”.

On why the powers of the association were eroded,causing it to be irrelevant to the development of football in Ghana, Mr. Fianoo noted:Before 2005, GHALCA was electing the Vice President of the FA, Executive committee members (EXco) and the management committee of the FA, but all these elections are now done at the auspices of the FA .

“Those who are elected directly by the FA are no more accountable to the GHALCA, which in a way, weakened the body. I am not saying that we should replicate it now, but we need to modernise it to make the association work as it used to be”.

Mr. Fianoo was also of the view that it was important "for members appointed to serve the FA to be more accountable to their members". This, he said, would make the association more vibrant, formidable and relevant to serve the interest of member clubs.

.” It is the responsibility for all of us to make the body more vibrant to ensure that it serves as a rallying point for the various clubs in Ghana” he advised.

“We have representatives on the Exco of the GFA who formulate plans and agenda for the FA, so we must also have a way to promoting our interest to make us more relevant in the administration of football in Ghana”he advocated