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Clubs need to constantly remind their fans about upcoming games – Henry Asante Twum

Clubs are currently getting low gate fees at match venues due to supporters not trooping to watch games in their numbers. This situation has generated a public debate about what can be done to straighten the problem so that clubs can get massive revenue from match venues.

E-ticketing has been blamed which was rubbished by the CEO of the company in charge of ticketing. Accra Great Olympics veteran administrator Oloboi Commodore urged the Government of Ghana to initiate steps to stop the exodus of players from the Ghana Premier League. He explained further that the league lacks great players that is why fans are not rushing to match venues.

Others also blamed the timing of league games and the moving of match venues without proper communication.

“Personally I watch some of the matches physically not as in watching on tv. There are weekends I tell the General Secretary I want to go and watch a game then they allow me to go. Because sometimes you needs to observe the things yourself. There are some venues attendance are very good,” Henry Asante Twum said on Asempa FM as monitored by Footballghana.com

“I remember match day one we went to Dormaa Aduana v Hearts of Oak massive recently Aduana v Kotoko massive but those game naturally they promote itself. Especially if Kotoko is coming to your home or Hearts is coming to your home. In the past when I was with Dreams and we are about to play Kotoko we use the money gotten to fund the next two away matches. You will use money gotten from Hearts match to fund your next two away matches,”

“The same when I was with Tema Youth that’s how we did our projections. To be very honest it is not good enough Kumasi, Accra, recently Cape Coast it is not good enough but if Accra Lions is playing at the Accra Sports Stadium and Accra Lions knows that when playing against Bechem they can’t use that for their mathematics Legon Cities knows they can’t use that for their mathematics but if they are playing Kotoko they expect a respectable crowd this is what we will get,” he added.

“But in recent times it is not going well. When I think about it constant engagement with the owners of the club you know we have owners in two folds the owners club those who invest in the club that is CEO, patron, board member etc. But the real owners of the club are the fans on the street if there is no constant reminder and you don’t speak to their conscience forget it,”

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