Professor Peter Twumasi, Director General of the National Sports Authority, has revealed why the authority has sought $2 million from Ghana’s World Cup funds.
Ghana’s participation in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar earned them $9 million. Ghana placed bottom in Group H at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Black Stars of Ghana won one game (South Korea) out of three group games.
In an interview, Professor Peter Twumasi acknowledged that his oufit had requested a part of Ghana’s World Cup funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports due to its critical involvement in qualification.
“The NSA contributed immensely to the Black Stars being able to qualify for the World Cup and even the AFCON, preparation wise. All we are saying is that, $2m earned from the World Cup, so we can also prepare for other major activities to take place because we would soon play AFCON, World Cup qualifiers so we need to prepare,” he told Happy FM.
Prof Twumasi also added that they need the money to boost their maintenance operations and other activities.
“The responsibilities of the NSA are many, we operate nationwide and take care of all sporting activities in the country. The NSA handles all developments and promotions, infrastructures and everything needed for any sports activities in the country,”
“We have seen the Accra sports Stadium for instance undergo some renovations under the leadership of His Excellency President Nana Akufo Addo but there is more to be done,”
“There is a lot to be done and monies earned from GPL clubs is not enough to run affairs, monies budgeted for NSA from the National budget is not enough so we need everyone’s support,” he ended.