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Sports News of Thursday, 23 April 2020


Tema Youth may not feel the impact of coronavirus pandemic - Osei Kweku Palmer

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Bankroller of Tema Youth FC, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer says his outfit may not feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as compared to other clubs.

The deadly virus 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 to pay the salaries of their players and the technical team.

Speaking to Asempa FM in an interview, he said "We as a club may not feel the impact compared to other clubs [money effect due to coronavirus]. The supporters are going through a lot. With the betting side, how will they be able to bet on leagues now," he said.

"Only the league in Belarus and Uzbekistan are still active but commercially will it suit the supporters? I believe it is really affecting them."

He added, "The clubs are also losing gate proceeds. The government are losing taxes through these gate proceeds and clubs are not getting money through these gate proceeds. Some clubs use these proceeds to pay salaries of players unlike Kotoko and Hearts who depend on revenue from merchandizing."