Founder of the Liberal Party of Ghana(LPG) has promised to inject a whopping amount of One billion US dollars into Ghana football if given the mandate to serve the nation as president.
Ghana football has come under massive criticism after the Black Stars failed to proceed to the next stage of the ongoing World Cup. The team earlier this year were also eliminated in the first round of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Other poor runs of outcomes have been recorded from the camps of the Black Satellites and Black Starlets as well as the Black Queens.
While a lot have called for a change in administration, the politician believes investing in football is what the nation needs to get back on track to compete with their counterparts.
“I see football as a business, when you invest well into it, you reap huge returns with its attendant and employment benefit for the citizenry.
“I will invest an amount of $1b into the GFA, so they can develop and nurture talents. This will be another avenue for employment. We must support colts football and grassroots athletics and this can only be done by investing in sports.
“When given the mantle to lead Ghana as President in 2025, I will invest hugely in football so we can build a solid team that can compete and win the competition (World Cup) for Ghana,” he said on Akoma FM.
He also promised to prioritise local leagues in Ghana including the lower tiers which have suffered palpable financial constraints.
“My government will provide financial support every year to team owners from the lower division to the premier league, boxing and other sporting disciplines,” he added.
Kofi Akpaloo is hoping to be Ghana’s next president as he prepares to bear the flag of LPG against The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) among others in December 2024.
Source: Akoma Sports