Football clubs must take steps for insurance cover against future unforeseen circumstances, Delali Senaye, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Premier League side, Inter Allies has advised.
“I’m very much of the view that,” Mr Senaye began “after this crisis, clubs should take steps to take insurance cover against unforeseen circumstances like this,” he suggested .
The Covid-19 pandemic brought financial hardship to football clubs in Ghana since the suspension of the 2019/20 football season in mid-March this year, which was later cancelled on June 30.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA), tabled a proposal to government for a share of a stimulus package set aside for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) affected by the pandemic.
The move was censored by many, but some investors in football said the economy was not conducive for the game to survive without government support.
Mr Senaye, a writer turned football administrator, wants clubs to take their destiny into their own hands for security reasons.
“Inasmuch as we pray against anything happening again, it is important we take certain steps so that if it does happen again, we can fall on such for protection.
“I think the way to go is to insure against a future occurrence of unforeseen situations like this.
“It will help all of us, and also give us some security,” Senaye noted.
The football industry in Ghana, is a divided one.
Over the years, there seem to be a pro and anti leadership within the game’s community.
The biggest lesson to be learnt after COVID-19, Delali say, is for industry players to forge together as a unit.
“Some lessons would be learnt out of this COVID-19. Football clubs would have to prepare and move forward as a unit,” he stated.
The GFA Executive Council (ExCo) will convene on July 14, and release a roadmap for the West African country’s famous sport after canceling the season.