George Afriyie believes that the ten percent premium paid by local clubs to the federation when players move to international clubs should be eliminated.
Speaking to Joy FM the former vice president of the Ghana Football Association said the 10 percent charge was supposed to be used in football development at the grassroots level but that hasn’t been done.
“I am one of the advocates who will propose at congress for the 10% paid by clubs to the GFA for transfers outside to be scrapped,” he told Joy FM.
“[As I said earlier] its purpose has been defeated. The purpose was for the FA and GHALCA to use the funds generated to support the clubs in terms of their welfare, juvenile football, and others but that has not been realized. It has been a while we organized any competition for juvenile football,”
“Let’s say, Osei Palmer scouts a player from a colts club in Ashaiman, he can sell the player and 5% each of the amount is given to the GFA and GHALCA and it is not used to develop youth football, then what Benfica club gained?” he questioned.
“GHALCA for instance is supposed to be a welfare body for the clubs but has become for welfare for members but not clubs,”
“When have they gone to the aid of any club or clubs in difficulty? I am positive I will have the support of a lot of clubs to get rid of it,” he ended.
A hardcore football fan, Kofi Blay is also a data analyst and a Master chef.