Marketing expert and Owner of Division One League side Skyy FC, Wilson Arthur has implored football clubs in the Ghana Premier League to venture into establishing academies.
Almost every football club is a selling club, however the turnover of players in the country’s top-flight is on the high with supposedly big clubs struggling to retain their top talents.
The situation takes a negative toll on the quality of the Ghana Premier League with clubs struggling to replace their marquee players, which the Wassa East DCE has lamented about.
But MTN FA Cup Chairman cum politician, Hon. Wilson Arthur has proffered a solution to curb the mass player exodus which affects the quality of the league. The marketing expert believes clubs interested in developing and selling players ‘Tonaton’ should adopt the academy model.
“If you want to breed players and sell them go and build an academy instead; don’t play in the Premier League. Clubs are always looking for an avenue to sell players and that is what has led to our league not been competitive”, he told Accra-based radio station Happy 98.9FM.
“Most clubs, their module is to develop players and sell them. So they don’t invest in building a squad to win trophies. If you want to run a club you shouldn’t look at selling players very quickly.
“Premier League teams interested in developing and selling players should rather venture into academies” he told Accra-based Happy FM.
West Africa Football Academy is one of the very few clubs in the top-flight to adopt the academy module which sees them churn out top talents season in season out.