Sports Minister urged clubs to seek MoYS assistance

mahama-ayarigaThe Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Mahama Ayariga has called on all club owners in the country to approach his office with their challenges so that they can be assisted.

Speaking in an interview on Montie FM, Honourable Ayariga disclosed that most clubs are suffering because they do not have proper management.

“It is true that some of the people who run football in this country do not have people who have opportunities for investment. That is why I decided to buy a team in my constituency so that I can use the little investment opportunities I have to help develop it. I will urge all the clubs to approach my office for us to discuss some of their challenges so that we can know how we can help them”, Honourable Ayariga said.

“When I went to Saudi Arabia, there are several things I discussed with their Minister of Sports and hopefully, I shall be able to help some of the clubs to get investment partners when they approach my office. So I will encourage all the clubs to try to approach my office so that they can be supported”, he added.

Honourable Afayiga and the GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi went on a 5-days state trip to Saudi Arabia where they interacted with their Sports Ministry to establish partnership links.

In another development, The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga has expressed shock and disappointment at the way and manner reports were circulated in the media about his purchase of a Division One Club in Tamale.

According to the former Minister of Information, he bought the club in order to help the youth in his constituency and also provide some jobs for some people but he was greatly taken aback at the negative comments made about his new adventure.

He added that the idea of managing a team never occurred to him until the AFCON tournament in Equatorial Guinea when he was approached by some FA officials to get a team in his constituency which he saw as a very productive venture.

However, the minister says he was hugely disappointed when he heard media reports that he has connived with FA officials to buy a lower division club so that they will help him get promotion into the premier league.

“I expected people to applaud me for taking such a step. After all I can entertain the people of my constituency every weekend with a game and the youth can also practice their trade especially the footballers. So when I heard the comments, I was disappointed”, Ayariga said.

Meanwhile, Ghana Premier League club BA United have announced the dissolution of the technical and management teams.

The club’s official Twitter account announced last Saturday night; “OFFICIAL: Chief Executive Roy Arthur has announced the dissolution of the technical and management teams. #BAUtd”

The casualties include assistant Anthony Awuah, goalkeepers’ trainer Osmanu Iddrisu, team manager Prince Atta Twumasi and physical trainer Sampson Tetteh.

Masseur Isaac Tannor, equipment officer Evans Yeboah and Isaac Wereko (Welfare Manager) have been sacked.

Also, management members and all committees have been disbanded.

It is suspected that this directive forms part of the drastic measures to stop the rot at the club since returning to the BA United have been poor in the Ghana Premier League having recorded just two wins, six defeats and one draw.sportscrusader.com

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