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Football must benefit from COVID-19 Fund – Hearts of Oak chief Frederick Moore

Published on: 03 April 2020
Football must benefit from COVID-19 Fund – Hearts of Oak chief Frederick Moore
Frederick Moore

Hearts of Oak Chief Executive Officer Frederick Moore has argued that football should be top of Government's list when distributing the COVID-19 Trust Fund.

The set up by government fund will be used, among other things, to support the vulnerable and needy who have been affected by the pandemic.

It will also be used to support persons including frontline medical personnel and volunteers engaged in the combat of COVID-19.

However, Mr Moore, who is also an accounting expert, argues that football should be the top priority because it brings economic growth as well as bring happiness into the lives of Ghanaians.

"I think football should be the first beneficiaries of the COVID-19 Fund because football is one of the few activities when it is going on well really projects both happiness and economic growth. Secondly, out of every company struggling now would need some support but we have got a double one so if anybody should need support we should be number one," Frederick Moore said on Asempa FM.

"One of the key roles of any government is to provide security, health and education for its citizenry. This is a medical emergency that is happening to the whole world, it is beholdeth on the government to provide that security for us. My argument is that football is one of the few things that cut across the whole nation.

"Can you imagine if football in Ghana is strong and we win the African Cup again or we go to the World Cup and get the final what economic development, the buzz and the happiness that will come to Ghana? That is what we have to be looking for when we are investing."

Football just like other sectors have been greatly affected by deadly virus as the current 2019/20 season has been suspended until further notice.

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