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Hearts, Kotoko to pay "crazy" $10,500 per week for usage of stadia if football returns behind closed-doors

Published on: 19 May 2020

Each Ghanaian club must cough up a staggering $10,500 per week for the usage of a state facility when football returns behind closed-doors following the coronavirus shutdown, the National Sports Authority has revealed. 

The body responsible for the management of the state facilities say it will charge GHC 60,000 per usage if the behind closed-door policy is given a seal of approval.

The Ghana Football Association is considering several factors in a bid for the resumption of football in the West African nation.

Several proponents including a complete empty stadia is being mooted as the FA ponders the future of the 2019/2020 season.

But it appears the quest to play behind-closed doors will come at an astronomical cost to local clubs.

National Sports Authority (NSA) boss Professor Peter Twumasi has revealed his outfit will charge GHC60,000 per game if it becomes obvious NSA will not benefit from gate proceeds.

“This is to enable us to observe all the COVID-19 protocols by providing sanitizers, water, soap, tissues, electricity, and maintaining the social distancing protocols," he told Kumasi FM.

“With this realistic charge, the NSA will have enough funds to also maintain the stadia. We provide services without getting the required fund.

“The NSA has been constantly criticized for failing to maintain the stadia, with this charge we will be able to fix everything.”

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