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GFA, clubs to meet NSA on Wednesday over Accra Sports Stadium usage charges

GFA boss, Kurt Okraku

The Ghana Football Association and clubs hoping to play their league home matches at the Accra Sports Stadium will on Wednesday, October 21 hold a meeting with the leadership of the National Sports Authority on the charges for the usage of the stadium.

The National Sports Authority (NSA) on Tuesday issued a statement outlining the charges for Category A, B and C matches to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The home teams will be made to pay GH¢ 20,000 per match under Category B matches whilst Category C matches will attract GH¢ 15,000 which is extremely high for the clubs who are already reeling under the difficulties of Covid-19 and the lack of sponsorship for the league.

The fees were met with mixed reactions from the various clubs set to be using the facility as well as fans of these clubs, particularly Kotoko and Hearts.

The President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt E. S. Okraku, following the statement of the NSA, made his position known publicly, strongly disagreeing with the figures of the Sports Authority.

The FA President described the new fees of the NSA as ‘exorbitant and unacceptable’, hinting that the football association will be engaging the NSA for a better way out.

Reports say the Football governing body has written to the NSA and has swiftly arranged a meeting which will be attended by all the clubs that want to use the facility in the upcoming season.

Accra Hearts of Oak, Inter Allies, Legon Cities FC, Great Olympics, and Asante Kotoko are the Premier League clubs that have indicated readiness to use the Accra Sports Stadium as their home grounds.

Division One League clubs like Accra Lions and Accra City will also be using the facility.

All these clubs are expected to attend the meeting on Wednesday.

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