Prosper Harrison Addo, the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has revealed that his outfit has sent a proposal to the government of the country seeking portion of the country’s Prize money at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
According to Prosper Harrison Addo, the FA with the exclusion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup has benefited only once from the country’s World Cup prize money in three appearances, emphasizing that the government take possession of the funds.
“In the last three World Cups , it was only one time that the FA benefited from the World Cup purse, which was invested in the Regional Football Association (RFA) by purchasing vehicles for them to supervise the Colts League, Division Two, Division Three and Women’s Division One League,” he said on Asaase Radio.
He however disclosed that the FA has this time presented a proposal to the government demanding some of the funds to invest in the various leagues, clubs and also in infrastructure.
“This time round we’ve presented our case that we must be given some of the money for some things we need to do. Some going to the Regional football, at grass-root level. Some going to the clubs and some going into our technical center.
“So we’ve made our case and hopefully our case will see favor. If we get some, we will do the things we need to,” he added:
Prosper Harrison Addo went on to reveal that the federation was yet to receive the World Cup prize money from the world governing body, FIFA. When quizzed how much Ghana was likely to receive, he quoted around 9 million USD.
The move from the FA to invest portion of the World Cup prize money into the clubs and the various leagues, including the regional leagues forms part of promises made by President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku before he assumed office in October 2019, an initiative he termed the Special World Cup Benefit Fund.