The Normalization Committee (NC) has reduced its share of the gate proceeds in the upcoming semi-final matches of the NC Special Competition.
Both Kotoko and Karela, who will be playing in Accra and Obuasi respectively were initially told they were going to get less than 40% of the gate proceeds.
However, after both clubs wrote to the NC, the NC has in a statement indicated that all clubs participating in the competition will get an equal disbursement of the gate proceeds.
Now both the home and away team will get 45% of the gate proceeds while the NC will get 10%.
“Explaining the rationale behind the review, the GFA-NC has shown it’s commitment to empower local clubs to be self sufficient in all aspects and this includes strategies that would generate enough income to invest back into the clubs.
The GFA-NC is of the view that without paying the key actors of football, the players, well, it would be very difficult to keep them in Ghana thereby creating a consistent, exciting and thriving league.
It is in this regard that the GFA-NC has reviewed the status quo and decided to give each team 45% of gate proceeds while the remaining 10% will be compensation for the NC.
Whilst encouraging clubs to be business oriented franchises, the GFA-NC also understands the challenges confronting teams.
The GFA-NC continues to operate an open door policy that stretches out its arms to all stakeholders, especially the football clubs, officials, the players and our valued media partners,” the statement said.
by: Nana Asabere