Owner and bank roller of Ghana Premier League side King Faisal, Alhaji Gruzah says Ghana should stop participating in the World Cup if we think a budget of $25million is too much.
Since the announcement by the Sports Minister on Monday that Ghana will need a budget of $25million to play in the 2021 AFCON and the 2022 World Cup qualifies many Ghanaians have hit hard at the government for budgeting such obscene amount for a these two tournaments.
Alhaji whose team is battling relegation further argued that if Ghanaians feel the budget is outrageous then,” we should stop participating in the tournament”
“We should stop participating if we think the $25m is more, will FIFA fine us if we refused to participate” he quizzed.
“It is time we said the truth to ourselves.” He told Kumasi FM in an interview.
Alhaji Grusah further disclosed that the money could be a loan by the government just as the erstwhile John Agyekum Kuffour’s government did for the country’s football governing body.
“This is a loan from the government to GFA as President Kufuor did at His time, there’s no hardship even though we are battling Covid-19.”he added.