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Sports News of Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Source: sportsworldghana.com

GFA budget hits $14.5m – Sports Minister reveals

The Ghana Football Association will need a sum of GH¢63 million (US$14,482,835) to run the activities of all national teams for the year 2017.

This was contained in a detailed request presented to government, new Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has indicated.

Speaking at the launch of Ghana’s participation in next year’s Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, the Minister indicated that his office is already faced with financial constraints despite receiving a 100% increment in their allocation from the national budget.

Meanwhile, the Sports Ministry’s budget for the year GH¢46.91 million, an allocation set to cater for all the activities of all sanctioned sporting bodies in Ghana.

The Ghana FA manages 8 national teams, the senior men’s team who during the period will take a large chunk of the budgetary request for both 2018 World Cup qualifiers and 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

Also in May, the Black Starlets head for the U-17 Afcon, the Local Black Stars (CHAN Qualifiers), the Black Queens and others are all set to be engage in preparations for competitions at their respective levels.

Over the years, Government provides funds to facilitate the preparation and participation of national teams managed by the Ghana Football Association.