The National Sports Authority (NSA) has demanded for $2 million from Ghana’s total earnings at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Director General of the organization, Prof. Peter Twumasi has revealed.
According to the NSA Director General, his outfit played an integral role in Ghana’s qualification to the World Cup by providing the Cape Coast Sports and Baba Yara Sports Stadium for the Black Stars’ home games in the qualifiers.
The Black Stars used the Cape Coast Stadium for the group games against Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and also the Baba Yara Sports for the final qualifying round game against Nigeria.
“We are demanding about $2 million from the FIFA money because we are part of the qualification, all the matches were played in our stadium. We need those money so that we can also use it for regular maintenance. Those kind of monies can be very helpful to us,” Prof. Peter Twumasi said on Pure FM.
Ghana is reported to have earned a total of $11 million for qualifying and also participating at the World Cup which saw them bow out in the group stages after losing 3-2 to Portugal in their first game, beating South Korea 3-2 in the second game and losing 2-0 to Uruguay in the final game.
Meanwhile, the Accra Sports Stadium has been rented out by the NSA for festive programs this December.
The development means Hearts of Oak, Great Olympics and Accra Lions will have to use another ground as their home ground when the betPawa Premier league resumes on Monday, December 19, 2022.
The National Sports Authority boss is the most incompetent appointee of this government and I’m not sure @NAkufoAddo is a proud. pic.twitter.com/nCx61dxX0Y— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) December 16, 2022