A member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Communication Team, Matilda Dimedo has charged the media to help promote women’s football in Ghana.
She made this passionate appeal on Sagani TV’s Game Day Show monitored by sports24online.com when she was quizzed by the host Bawa Abdul Mugis on what went into publicity prior to the Women’s Premier Super Cup currently ongoing in Tamale at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium and whether she thinks the patronage and publicity could have been done better.
In her response she said, “When it comes to publicity it’s however you look at it. When the men’s Premier League is being played, the kind of enthusiasm and crowd that you will get I am not sure you will get it same when it comes to the Women’s game. We are not competing with the men, we are babies, we are just crawling and making sure it will get to a certain point where we will come up there”.
“It also depend on the people who are in the media. If you sit on your radio or your TV and you talk about the [Women’s] game. I’m sure people will listen to you and come to the games just as when RTU is playing you speak on TV [and radio] the stadium gets filled”. She added.
The organizers of the Women’s Premier Super Cup are elated at the high level of patronage by fans in Tamale and hope that when this competition is taken to other regions fans will emulate what is happening in Tamale.
By: Kwaku Oduro