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GHALCA boss Raji fears football in Ghana will collapse due to lack of funds
GHALCA boss Alhaji Ali Raji

By Patrick Akoto

GHALCA boss Alhaji Ali Raji fears local football will die without governmental support.

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) are in turmoil following threat by Premier League clubs to boycott the Ghana Premier League due to their financial situation.

The sixteen clubs claim they lack the financial war chest to compete in the top-flight and hence want to boycott the remaining matches in the country's top-tier.

The chief of the club’s umbrella body has admitted the lack of funds is having a serious toll on the clubs and fears it could lead to the collapse of local football in the West African country.

“Something drastic must be done because the clubs are suffering,” Alhaji Raji said

“There is no money and it’s seriously affecting the clubs. If care is not taken football will collapse in this country.

“I am calling on the government to step in and bail the clubs out. We all know there is no sponsorship for the League and so how do we expect the clubs to survive?

“We need governmental support and fast.”

The Ghana Premier League is without a headline sponsor for the season and clubs have only disbursed US$ 12,500 raked in from the SuperSport TV deal.

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