Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Professor Peter Twumasi has disclosed clubs will have to fork a whooping GHS 60,000 if football returns behind closed doors.

NSA boss Prof Peter Twumasi

Football across the globe including Ghana has been halted by the novel coronavirus but the recommencement of the German Bundesliga has spark a growing belief football can return amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The idea of a possible return has not enthused everyone with Alhaji Karim Grunsah being a staunch critic against the restart of the 2019-20 season.

But it appears what might put the final nail in the coffin is the revelation made by the NSA boss of charging clubs GHS 60,000 if football returns behind closed doors.

“The conditions will change if the clubs have to play behind closed doors, the Covid-19 has changed the conditions already,” he told Kumasi FM.

“The NSA will continue to provide the facility for football but a condition will be set if the NSA will not benefit from the gate proceeds hence we will be forced to revert to the GHC60,000 charge to be able to observe all the COVID-19 protocols by providing sanitizers, water, soap, tissues, electricity and maintaining the social distancing protocols,” he revealed the reason behind the staggering price.

He reckons the ‘realistic charge’ of GHS 60,000 will help to maintain the facility.

“With this realistic charge, the NSA will have enough fund to also maintain the stadia. We provide services without getting the required fund,”

“The NSA has been constantly criticized for failing to maintain the stadia, with this charge we will be able to fix everything.”

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