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Sports News of Monday, 15 June 2020


Sports Check: Godwin Attram discusses impact of coronavirus on football, Great Olympics, Black Stars, others

Godwin Attram takes his turn on Sport Check on GhanaWeb TV play videoGodwin Attram takes his turn on Sport Check on GhanaWeb TV

In this edition of Sports Check, Godwin Attram, a former Black Stars player and co-owner of Attram De-Visser Academy shares his thoughts on the resumption or termination of the football league season.

The suspension of sporting activities in the country has had an adverse effect on the Ghana Premier League and football in general in the country.

Club administrators have had to pay player salaries despite their not playing active football.

The situation has led to calls for a special fund to support clubs in the country.

However, contrary to the thoughts shared by other club administrators that government must provide financial support to clubs, Coach Godwin Attram thinks financial assistance is not the ideal help they need from government.

To him, government can support football clubs in terms of testing players before matches and granting free access to stadiums instead.

The former Ghanaian international reminisced his time with the Black Stars, and missing the 2006 World Cup among others.

Attram, who is the assistant coach for Black Stars B also shared insights on why Ghana flopped at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

To Godwin Attram, the decision to cancel this season's Ghana Premier League is a non-starter considering the investments made so far.

Attram was optimistic that Accra Great Olympics (Oly) where he was both player and coach - the team known by many accolades including Accra Landguards - will avoid relegation when the league resumes.

Watch Attram's full interview below.