President of Division One league side, Skyy FC, Wilson Arthur, is calling on Ghanaian clubs to consider farming in a bid to generate income to help mitigate the financial difficulties brought by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking with Takoradi based Skyy Power FM monitored by Talksafrica.com, he indicated that, The Chief Executive Officer of Skyy media group challenged clubs to be innovative in order to survive this period of hardship forced on the football sector.
“By way of funding and financial preparation Skyy FC would consider starting Skyy Farms,” Mr Arthur said to help us cut down cost”
“A lot of the vegetables take few months to harvest, so if I have the resources, I wouldn’t mind cultivating a rice farm making sure I have enough of rice to cater for my team for the entire season, We have to be innovative, by breaking down the cost of running teams into parts”He stated
“For example if you have a team bus, you can work on fuel sponsorship, you can even do food and beverage sponsorship, water sponsorship, so you can put your expenditure into parts and get bits of sponsors for all, to ease the burden of club financing”
He further stressed on how importance it is for these Ghanaian clubs to venture into other businesses.
“This is very important because they way and manner business is moving in this COVID-19 situation it would be difficult to get one big sponsor to absorb all your cost, so this is the time to be very innovative,”
The impact of the covid-19 has led to the truncation of football activities in the country.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) executive council has scheduled the kick-off of the 2020/21 season of the Ghanaian Premier League for October 31,2020.
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