The Ghana government is working to strike the right balance between raising adequate sponsorship packages and lifting the numerous supporters? unions to the World Cup in Brazil, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has said.

He told the GNA in an interview at Kpando as part of a two-day tour of sporting facilities in the Volta Region that it would be expensive for the government to sponsor supporters to the tournament.

He said it was not difficult to sponsor supporters to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa because of overwhelming support from many sources including corporate Ghana and organizations but it would not be easy for Brazil because of the distance.

Mr Afriyie-Ankrah said there was a direct relationship between the playing body and the presence of supporters and that ?Government does not intend to curtail this symbiotic bonding though our hands are becoming tight.?

He said it was clear there would be limitation on the government sponsoring groups and individuals considering the prevailing unfavourable economic situation in the country.

?Government is looking at several options to raise the necessary sponsorship and decide on what numbers to deal with,? Mr Afriyie-Ankrah said adding that the Ministry was still computing round trip expenses per head and this would be made available to all soon.

Source: GNA

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