Former Ghana Football Association vice president Fred Pappoe has advised stakeholders to be careful with their comments concerning the domestic topflight.
News broke out this week that each second-tier club will have to pay almost $7,000 as officiating fees ahead of next season, after GN Bank refused to extend their three-year sponsorship package, raising concerns how corporate bodies value football.
The Great Olympics board member was the vice-president of the association under Kwesi Nyantakyi between 2005 and 2010.
“Football is not dead in Ghana but it is dying against all available parameters," Pappoe told Happy FM.
"It is not an opinion, it is a fact and measures must be taken to ensure the growth of the game. Why will the company refuses to extend their contract with the association and why should clubs be charged that much for officiating fees. It is very sensitive,” he added.
Pappoe also refused to rule himself out of the Ghana FA presidency race after Nyantakyi confirmed that he would not seek another term in office in 2019.
"I may consider running for the presidency in 2019 but that's not finalised. Between now and that time, anything can happen so I'll confirm my participation or not in the future after several considerations," he said.