HEARTS OF OAK GETS ONLY 45% OF TICKETS SOLD AT THE GATES, WHICH CAN’T PAY PLAYERS – CEO MARK D. NOONAN

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CEO of Hearts of Oak, Mark D. Noonan
CEO of Hearts of Oak, Mark D. Noonan

Chief Executive Officer of giant club Accra Hearts of Oak, Mark David Noonan has said in an interview that they get 45% as revenue for every ticket they sell at the gate. 

According to the CEO, most Ghanaian clubs rent stadiums and facilities for their home matches and pay huge taxes to organizations which are beyond the clubs. These financial commitments make it very difficult for club owners to pay their players well, not to talk of building their own facilities and necessary equipments needed to train these players for the supporters to see quality football in the field of play. Hence, player exodus always persists. 

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CEO of Hearts, Mark Noonan made these comments when he was speaking live on Asempa FM with senior sports broadcaster Kwadwo Mensah Moshoosho.

In outlining some challenges that Ghanaian clubs are going through, he stated that even big clubs like Hearts and Kotoko have major challenges and it all boils down to having sustainable economics for football. Other countries shouldn’t able to have certain types of leagues, but they have better conditions because they’ve been able to address this issue. 

 

Brent Kojo Amenuvor

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