Killing Of Traditional Clubs Chased Me Away From Football – NPP Flag-bearer Hopeful

A former sports journalist, Kwabena Agyapong, has revealed that he was chased away from football when traditional football clubs were “killed” by the Ghana Premier League.

Mr. Agyapong is of the view that individuals should rather than, establish their own clubs that can’t attract fans and support their community clubs to thrive.

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Kwabena Agyapong
Kwabena Agyapong

He said that the community link we have with football in the country has been destroyed because the sport has been over-commercialized.

In an interview with Asempa FM, the New Patriotic Party flagbearer hopeful disclosed that those running football, instead of supporting their hometown teams to succeed, are all setting up football clubs, which teams do not have a support base.

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He added that football without the community is not a sport, and a cursory look at the teams in the Ghana Premier League now, will reveal that traditional clubs are few.

Mr. Agyapong said after realizing that teams like Okwawu United, BA United, Hasaacas, and others are no longer in the league, he decided not to go close to football again.

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The league is now struggling to attract fans to stadia across the country.