Government do not spend national teams - GFA PRO Henry Asante Twum

Published on: 22 July 2020

Spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association [GFA], Henry Asante Twum has dismissed government claims of spending national teams.

His comments following the GFA's decision to allocate a portion of the Covid-19 relief fund to the national teams.

Despite criticisms on the FA for its decision for the allocation of funds to the national team, Mr Asante Twum disagrees with media reports suggesting only the Government of Ghana spends on the national teams.

“The Black Stars for instance, when C. K Akonnor was appointed as coach of the Black Stars, he spent three weeks in Europe scouting and engaging players, not even a pesewa of that was catered for by Government, the FA paid for every single cost from his tickets, feeding etc,” he told Starr FM.

He stressed that the FA has spend huge sums of monies for the various National teams without the involvement of Government citing recent U-17 camping in Cape Coast.

“Before Covid-19 the National-17 team were camped for nine weeks in Cape Coast, all the cost were catered for by the Ghana FA.

"So it's not factually correct that Government takes care of all cost on National teams.

"The GFA has and continues to spend on our national teams," he added.