The Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area, Nana Agyeman Badu II who doubles as the bankroller of Aduana Stars is appealing to the government to support Ghanaian clubs who participate in African club competition starting next season.
Nana Agyeman Badu II who was the special guest of honour at the 43rd Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) made these remarks in his address.
According to him the Ghanaian clubs who qualify to play in Africa are representing the nation and thus it will be prudent for government to give them the needed financial support.
“I am appealing to you the Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah to deliver this message when you go to Cabinet about support for Ghanaian clubs who qualify for Africa because those clubs are representing the country on the continent.
“I have spent a lot of money with Aduana Stars in their participation in Africa and its only God who knows how we are going to play in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.
“I am appealing to you the Sports Minister to convene this message to Cabinet so any club which qualifies for Africa even not this season but the subsequent season will get some sort of support from government, he added.
It is believed that Ghanaian clubs are unable to make an impact in African club competition due to their lack of funding to compete with more established and rich clubs on the continent.
Aduana Stars are Ghana’s only representative in African Club competitions after Kotoko crashed out to CARA Club of Congo in the preliminary stage.
The ‘Ogya lads’ were stunned to a 1-0 defeat by Asec in the CAF Confederation on Sunday thanks to a powerful header from former GPL player Ahmed Toure .
They will welcome Raja Casablanca of Morocco to the Nana Agyeman Badu II Park on May 19 in their second group stage game.