Popularly Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro has revealed her aspiration to be an ambassador for Women’s football when the truncated Ghana football resumes.
The game of football has been dominated by the male gender for decades and while a great deal of work has been done to increase football participation and interest among females, much more effort is still needed in developing women’s football, specifically in Ghana.
In an interview on Asempa FM’s Ladies Time show, the renowned actress said, ”I would love to be an ambassador for women’s football when the game resumes”.
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Okoro further stated that she was willing to create awareness of the Women’s game which has been neglected by the football populace.
“It is my hope that women’s football will get the needed support to take a step ahead.”
In terms of the patronage and attention, males have always had a greater share of the support compared to females and even with some effort made to bridge the gap, the situation remains unchanged.
However, Okoro implored the GFA Normalization Committee to ensure that players on the local scene are paid well when football resumes in Ghana.
“The Normalization Committee should ensure that players are paid well,” she noted.
“Since the Committee has been tasked to fix Ghana Football, I entreat the members to also pay attention to the issue and fix that as well,” the actress added.
The actress further expressed that contracts of players must be reviewed. She stated that once players are well remunerated, it would help them to develop skillfully which will make the respective leagues attractive.