The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is in talks with the government over the reduction of 17.5% VAT on gate proceeds and the duty fee on its imports.
Club administrators in time past have lamented about the taxes they pay when bringing in sports equipment and the money they make from the gates during match days.
This complains from the clubs have led a meeting between the GFA and government over how best issue can resolved.
Speaking in a radio interview, Communications Director of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum disclosed that talks are ongoing with government and they are hoping for good news.
“GHALCA met the GFA and we also proceeded to the government. We are near at a decision level which is the government.
“We are pleading on behalf of the government to reduce the duty fees for the GFA and also reduce the 17.5% VAT on entrance fees of our clubs because they are suffering.
“We are looking forward for a positive feedback from the government”, Henry Asante Twum shared.
Meanwhile, Kurt Okraku will in the coming days address the public on the Puma renewal deal.
The GFA has renewed its existing deal with the German kit manufacturer but the financial package has been reduced according to reports.
Reports states that the decision to reduce its financial package to the GFA by 30% due to the effect the Number 12 video by the Anas investigative video has had on the association.
In an interview with Fox FM, Henry Asante Twum who is the Communications Director for the Ghana FA has shared that there will be a reaction from the head of the association in soon.
“The Anas expose has reduced our brand as a nation. Within the next week or two, the GFA president will address us”, he said.
Henry Asante Twum added, “GFA needs Puma’s permission before we can address the public on the 30% reduction of the deal”.
The German kit manufacturer has been sponsors of the Ghana FA providing kits for the various national teams and also providing financial package amongst other things.