The General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Prosper Harrison Addo, has clarified why the association couldn’t use funds from the FIFA Forward Program to construct facilities at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence.
According to Addo, the GFA did not have full ownership of the land, hence the inability to channel the FIFA forward funds to develop the facilities.
“We couldn’t have used FIFA forward money on Prampram since the land was not titled to the FA,” he said in response to criticism that the Moroccan FA used their share of the FIFA forward money to construct the beautiful Mohammed VI Football Academy while the GFA diverted fans to other ventures.
However, the GFA has now taken full ownership of the land and has erected a wall fence around it. This development implies that the association can now use the FIFA forward funds to pursue their plans for Prampram.
“Now that we have full control of the land, we can start using the forward money for some plans we have for Prampram,” said Addo.
It is worth noting that the FIFA Forward Program is a global football development program that seeks to provide funds to football associations around the world for the development of infrastructure, competitions, and capacity building.