Former FA vice says Ghana football is dying

By Mutala Yakubu
Fred Pappoe served as GFA vice president for 5 years

Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association Fred Pappoe says Football in the country is dying slowly and it will demand a change of attitude from the stakeholders to bring it back to life.

Pappoe was the Vice President of the GFA between 2005 and 2010 before George Afriyie took over the reigns.

He was reacting to the latest news that Division One league clubs will have to cough up a Ghs 30,000 each as officiating fees for next season after the league’s sponsor, GN Bank, decided against renewing their contract.

Sponsors in the past like Polytank, First Capital Plus, One Touch, Glo among others have either opted against renewing their deals or pulled out before their contract expired.

Asked if he thought Ghana football was dead, Pappoe told Happy FM: “Ghana football is not dead, but it is dying against all available parameters. It is not an opinion. It is a fact.”

Pappoe's comments come at a time where Ghana football is enduring a torrid period as our Black Stars failed to qualify for the World Cup and our youth teams have also failed to win a trophy since 2009.