The chief Executive Officer of Charity Star Football Club, Pastor Samuel Owusu Amoah, has appealed to Ghana Football Association to remember Division two, Division three and Coalts clubs when he receive FIFA COVID-19 relief fund and government support for sports made known by Youth Employment Agency (YEA) a month ago.
Mr Samuel Owusu Amoah, who is also a pastor at Gentiles Revival Ministry International told power fm 97.9 and myxyzonline.com that you can not put up a firm storey building without a good foundation. The foundation of Ghana Football is juvenile, and the juveniles are division two, three and coalts but unfortunately these are the areas managers of our football have neglected for far too long ” he quizzed”.
You can not enjoy good football in division one without proper division two set-up, you can not get the excitement you would love to see in the elite division of Ghana Football if you do not concentrate on division three, and you can never have the National Teams that are admired by all if you neglect the juvenile because they serve as feeder grounds to all these so called big clubs you see in Ghana.
We develop and instilled discipline in the players before they get to the top so when we heard the government is going to help pay salaries of Sports athletes for the next six months should YEA’s proposal be approved, so when we heard the news we thought it wise to remind the football association to end the long year neglect.
Many think division two clubs does not pay their players but I can confidently reveal there are appreciable number of teams that pay their players. Charity Stars we pay our players and I am told Attram De Visser Soccer Academy, Cheetah Fc and host of other clubs do too.
Elsewhere in the world more resources and funds are channelled to lower tiers for development, future and wellbeing of players and the country as a whole.
Before, during and upon assumption in office as GFA president, Mr Kurt E.S Okreku, has being very consistent in his campaign making sure his administration work hard to develop the game so I am confident the $1.5m COVID-19 relief from FIFA will benefit the juvenile too.
The humble, gentle but plane talk Mr Owusu Amoah further added research has shown that lower division in Ghana transfer more players abroad and contribute huge amount of Ghanas’ G.D.P in sports. By the grace of God Charity Stars FC has produced many football stars like Obed Ansah former Hearts Defender, Mumuni Bawa, Jonathan Quartey, Emmanuel Boateng, formerly of Levante now with Dalian Difang of China.
The rest are Eric Ayiah, Ghana under 17 captain in 2017 squad, Evans Owusu, William Denkye, Frederick Ansah Botwe of Accra Hearts of Oak just to mention a few.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Nana Prempeh.
Sports Editor for XYZ Broadcasting Group Ltd.