NATIONAL Sports Authority Public Relation Officer, Madam Frederica Mensah, has explained that security demands for Stephen Appiah’s testimonial game inflated the amount demanded by the NSA.
She was was giving reasons for the demand of Ghc30,000.00 from the organizers of the Stephen Appiah testimonial game at the Accra Sports Stadium.
According to Madam Mensah, “the testimonial match is a high profile game and it will need a lot of money to pay for security and the service of waste collecting company, ZoomLion, to make the stadium ready for the June 27 farewell match. We are demanding Ghc30,000.00, but the organizers of the event believe the amount is too much and I believe it is negotiable.
“Part of the money will also be used for the maintenance of the stadium. A percentage of what we collect from gate proceeds goes to the sports ministry. We are working on changing the scoreboard into a digital one very soon. We will bring experts to work on it”.
Primeval, the organizers of Stephen Appiah’s farewell game, have been asked to pay Ghc30,000.00 before they can use the Accra Sports Stadium for the June 27, match.
By Times Reporter