Chibsah wants Ghana Normalization Committee to prioritize player welfare

Goal Ghana
The former Asante Kotoko midfielder shares his thoughts on improving players' working conditions on the domestic scene

Professional Footballers' Association of Ghana head of player relations Yussif Chibsah wants the country's Normalization Committee to pay more attention to players' welfare in the new era. 

The committee has been tasked by Fifa to, among others, reform football in Ghana after an investigative documentary exposed corrupt and match-fixing activities of top officials and referees of the football association. 

“Welfare of Ghanaian players is not taken seriously at all, hence, [the perennial] player exodus and the immaturity of the talent that leave the shores of the country, [for new challenges abroad]" Chibsah told Ultimate FM

"I advocate that the Normalization Committee ensures that all clubs arrive at a standard contract that will pay footballers better.

“The Normalization Committee must also handle the cash that comes in from sponsorships since most club owners do not use it for the intended purposes, but instead, enrich themselves and buy private property, depriving the footballers of what they deserve."

The committee is headed by Kofi Amoah, Ghana's Local Organization Committee chairman for hosting of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, with Naa Odofoley Nortey and Dua Adonten as members.

According to world football's governing body Fifa, the work of the committee includes "running the GFA’s daily affairs and cooperating with the special task force, reviewing the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of Fifa and Caf, particularly art. 15 of the FIFA Statutes" and "organising and conducting elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes once the GFA statutes meet the requirements of Fifa and Caf".