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Sports News of Thursday, 23 April 2020

Source: footballghana.com

GFA wrong to seek financial help from government - Palmer


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Bankroller of Tema Youth, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer was left "surprised" Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okrakua borrowed money from government for clubs amid coronavirus pandemic.

The disease also called COVID-19 has hit several clubs in Ghana following the suspension of all football activities until further notice.

As a result, most clubs are struggling financially to cater for the needs of their players.

The GFA boss Kurt Okraku appealed to the government to include clubs in the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme being rolled out to cushion Ghanaians against the virus.

According to Palmer, he disclosed that the FA should have asked government to remove the 17.5% VAT they pay for gate proceeds for about two years so that the cost of football will reduce.

"I was surprised that Kurt Okraku went to government to borrow money for the clubs. For me I would have asked government to remove the 17.5% VAT they let us pay for gate proceeds for about two years so that the cost of football will be low and we will be able to generate revenue," he told Asempa FM.

"We all need to meet and generate a policy document because that is what the government understands.”

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