The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Ghana Amputee League Clubs Association (GALCA) has fixed Saturday May 18, 2019 for congress for interested persons in contesting various positions in the Association.
The congress is also expected to change the name of the association to suitable one that fits the status of the association.
The National Sport Authority (NSA) and the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) which formed the IMC to organise also charged it to run the Amputee/Disability football league in order not to make the players confuse and rusty.
Addressing the media in Accra, the chairman for the IMC, Emmanuel Akpabli hinted that the nomination forms are available at the Accra Sports Stadium for any interested persons to pick.
He said the upcoming congress is to restore the needed sanity in the sector and to save the numerous amputees/disables from being denied the opportunities to playing local and international football to earn a living.
According to him, lots of misunderstandings and court suits affected the smooth running of GALCA and the Amputee/Disable football league,nothing that, “this denied them the chances to participate in international championships in Mexico. ”
Mr. Akpabli stated that the introduction of the amputee and disable soccer in Ghana is gradually reducing the beneficiaries on the streets where unfortunately they go to beg for alms.
In a chat with THE REPUBLIC, some of the players expressed joy as they cannot wait to see their league starts as indicated by the IMC Chairman.
They acknowledged that the introduction of this football help them to earn something to at least make a meaningful living instead of making them dependants and look ‘nuisance’ in the society.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of National Sports Authority (NSA), Iddrisu Ewuntomah urged the IMC and the would be elected new GALCA officers to carry themselves well in order to secure sponsorship for their sectore.
He hinted that sponsorship are not easy to come by this days, so the onus lies on them to do things right to attract the support of NSA and other interested bodies.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Delali. Awuyeh