Board Chairman for the National Sports Authority (NSA), Hon Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has described as senseless the practice of juju in football.
According to the sports administrator, science has proven to give good results in the art of football as well as other sports.
Hon Agyemang who spoke on Ashh fm, a popular radio station in Kumasi last week said those who study and train for the sports they are involved in always churn out positive results.
The NSA Board Chair wondered why some football administrators as well as managers still live with the devilish and archaic practice of juju to get results for their teams.
“I am surprised that in this modern age people still believe and act based on juju and for me to see premier teams like my own Kotoko behave in such manner means we are not growing in this game”, Hon Agyemang wondered.
Stating his belief in the Christian Faith, the NSA board chairman said nothing was greater than the power of the Almighty God.
He however noted that sports was a science and skill art, adding that those who master their craft churn out excellent results.
Football, he maintained had reached a level where those who train and adhere to proper strategies on the field of play become victorious at the end.
Citing Real Madrid, his favourite football club outside Ghana as an example, the former youthful legislator said they overcame Barcelona Football club in the recent El Classico because the coach, Zinedine Zidane had studied the pattern of play of the Catalans.
“As a person I believe there is God and there is also the devil but when it comes to sports the team or the person who trains to perfect his skill wins”, the Marketing professional stated.
Stating his case, Hon Agyemang said he sympathises with Ghanaian Clubs over their lack of revenue to do what they wish they could do for their players.
According to him, gate proceeds alone cannot foot bills of the clubs in Ghana.
The NSA boss said the clubs need to embrace innovation and make use of their appeal to attract revenue.
He suggested the development of websites and the branding of their respective teams so that clubs could sell their paraphernalia and other items to rake in more revenue.
“Sometimes when you see the gate proceeds of clubs you cannot but weep for them but I believe the time has come for clubs to cash in on the image rights of players as well as the appeal of their respective teams so that they would have revenue to manage their activities”, the Kotoko fanatic stressed.