Nana Oduro Safo, Director of Brekum Chelsea Football Club, has stated that the resolutions made at the Ghana Football Association’s 28th conference were fruitful.
He claims that the conference is the GFA’s highest decision-making body and that it is where stakeholders convene to discuss issues.
He stated that while people usually accuse the GFA of not being transparent, the conference serves as a forum for such issues to be addressed.
He told the Rainbow Sports team that the Club was generally pleased with the issues discussed at the conference.
Nana Oduro Safo stated that several issues were discussed and that there were a lot of goodies for the club.
“There were a few treats for the clubs. I am confident that the bonuses will benefit the women’s league, the Premier League, the RFA, and other leagues. Previously, the RFA was only given Ghc3,200 to run activities, which was insufficient, but the funding has been increased by more than 99% to Ghc10,000.”
He went on to say that another plus was the increase in allowances for RFA officials, who now receive Ghc2,000 instead of Ghc150.
He also stated that the Women’s Football has received a significant boost, with three coaches being identified to travel outside of Ghana for capacity building courses.
The Ghana Football Association’s 28th ordinary session of Congress was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence in Prampram.
The Session brought the football family together to end the 2021/22 season and kick off the 2022/23 season on Friday, September 9, 2022.
Hon. Mustapha Ussif, Minister of Youth and Sports, and President Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku were in attendance. Executive Council members Frederick Acheampong, Dr. Randy Abbey, Dr. Tony Aubynn, Madam Habiba Atta Forson, Samuel Anim Addo, George Ernest Amoakoh, Nana Sarfo Oduro, Alhaji Salifu Zida, and Linford Asamoah were also present.
The Chairmen of the ten Regional Football Associations also attended Congress to represent their Regions.
President Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku thanked Congress for their unwavering support and commitment to the successful completion of the 2021/22 season in his keynote address.
He urged clubs and stakeholders to continue their unwavering support in restoring Ghana football to its rightful place. President Simeon-Okraku briefed Congress on the construction of the betPawa Park at the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence in Prampam, the commissioning of a mechanized borehole facility at the Centre, and the announcement to Congress that land in Prampram had been formally acquired by the GFA following successful negotiations with the Prampram Meotso family.