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Ministry begins consultations to address low attendance at league matches

BY: Kweku Zurek
Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif
Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has begun a series of consultations with stakeholders to strategize on how to attract spectators to the various stadia to watch Ghana Premier League matches

There has been a public concern in recent times regarding the low attendance of football fans during Ghana Premier League matches.

To address the crisis, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, met with the leadership of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) to deliberate on the matter.

The Ministry in a statement said, "further consultations would be made with all stakeholders including the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), the National Sports Authority (NSA) and supporters for their inputs on the strategy to be adopted to address the situation".

"Meanwhile, the Minister would like to encourage supporters of the various clubs to patronise the local league matches to raise enough funds to manage the clubs and develop them to the level that we all desire".

Read the entire statement below;

MEASURES TO IMPROVE STADIUM ATTENDANCE

There has been public concern in recent times regarding the low attendance of football fans at the various stadia across the country during local league matches involving the premier league clubs.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif shares in these concerns and therefore convened a meeting on Wednesday 11th January, 2023 with the leadership of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) to strategize on how to attract fans to the various stadia to ensure massive attendance for our domestic league matches.

There were fruitful deliberations at the meeting and the outcome of decisions taken are as follows:

1. Further consultations would be made with all stakeholders including the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), the National Sports Authority (NSA) and supporters for their inputs on the strategy to be adopted to address the situation.

2. Meanwhile, the Minister would like to encourage supporters of the various clubs to patronise the local league matches to raise enough funds to manage the clubs and develop them to the level that we all desire.

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