Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo has given the clearest indication that the deep-rooted corruption in Ghana Football is killing the game.
Mr Marfo who took the country to its first ever world cup appearance in Germany under his auspices as the Youth and Sports Minister bemoaned how corrupt practices is derailing the progress of the game with people showing their disinterest in the Ghana Premier League.
“People have talked a lot about corruption and we when we talk about corruption, people shift their attention to politicians and that shift itself has created a problem for this country.
“Let me give you a good example, I was Minister for Sports and Ghana qualified for the first time to World Cup during my reign when I became Minister of Sports one of the first thing I did was meeting officiating officials for football matches because the league becomes important when people see fairness.
“You destroy the league of this country when people know matches are been fixed. Corruption got so deep after 2010 into football playing in this country, that Ghanaians are no more interested in the local league, are there any politicians there?
“Therefore corruption in the officiating of soccer matches in the Premier division has had a negative effect on our football, to the extent that when we have Black Stars out of the 18 players apart from the goalkeepers we have no players from the premier league, certainly not the best way,” he stated.