The Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FC Tanga, Humul Khrusum Tahiru, has declared her intentions to contest the Regional Football Association Chairmanship in the Upper East Region.
The Former CEO who is also a Sports presenter at A1 Radio in Bolgatanga, joins a host others to contest the Regional Football Association Chairmanship position with greater hopes to make the association attractive again for both football lovers and sponsors in the region.
Though her declaration came as a surprise to her radio fans, many sports lovers in and out of the region have already thrown their support behind her; reasons are that she is the first female sport personality to represent them as well as her passion to uplift the regional sports to international scenes.
After announcing her intentions to contest the regional chairmanship during her ‘Sport Show’ on Monday, she vowed to make sure the Regional Football Association regains its attractiveness after years of struggles.
“GFA in the region has not be attractive because people who were given the mandate over the years have failed to develop concrete ideas that will help bring joy and happiness to both sports lovers and sponsors,” she said.
According to the Former CEO, her motivation to take up the challenge stems from an apparent possible extinction of sporting activities in the region, due to failure on the part of regional authorities to do their work.
“People who used to sponsor our grassroots football at the various communities and towns have stopped and the reasons are that they have realized that authorities at the regional level are not developing new ideas that can market regional sports to the national level if not, internationally,” she explained.
She noted also that the region could have been a sporting hub for most football clubs in the country if sport administrators were focused on boosting the grassroots sports in the various districts in the region.
She said “The region is blessed with talented footballers for both young men and women, but the problem is, most sport administrators lack the ideas and courage to push these young ones up to the national level.”
She, however, explained that if given the opportunity to represent the region as the next regional chairperson of the Ghana Football Association, she will make sure the region regains its status as it used to be in time past,