Ghana won't be able to afford $2m goal-line technology

 

Controversial: Frank Lampard's 'goal' against Germany at the 2010 World Cup, which wasn't awarded

Controversial: Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ against Germany at the 2010 World Cup, which wasn’t awarded

Ghana won’t be able to install goal-line technology in its stadiums any time soon as it won’t be able to afford the US$2m needed by FIFA to install the technology in the country’s four key stadiums. Worldwide plans are underway for the technology to be deployed in stadiums across the globe to ensure that referees are able to detect where the balls has crossed the line. This is to prevent the controversies that surrounds decision of referee during matches when it is not clear whether the ball has crossed the line. But Ghana should not be counting itself among the countries to implement the technology as the country has to fork out huge amounts of money be able to install it for key stadiums in Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi and Tamale alone. That is because Ghana sports authorities will have to pay Sepp Blatter’s organisation $30,000 to install, test and receive the ‘FIFA quality seal’ for Hawk-Eye’s camera-based system, which is expected to cost around $500,000 per ground in total. The amount will swell to about $8m if it is to be installed in all Premier League stadiums across the country. VIDEO: The GoalControl software that could be used in the Premier League Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ which was not given for England against Germany in the 2010 World Cup is widely credited with sparking  FIFA chief Blatter and the International Football Association Board’s sudden turnaround in their approach to goal-line technology. But some of football’s shareholders believe the realisation FIFA could profit financially may also have been a factor. UEFA president Michel Platini has long been a staunch opponent of goal-line technology, favouring two additional referees instead.   He said this week that the cost of installing the technology remains prohibitive. ‘The price for the goal-line technology for UEFA is €53million for five years, so for us it’s very expensive,’ he said. ‘We need to equip all the stadiums and the price is too important for us.’ America’s Major League Soccer has also decided the cost of installing goal-line technology — whether through Hawk-Eye or one of FIFA’s three other licensed providers — is too high. MLS commissioner Don Garber said: ‘It’s very, very expensive. It had us take a step back and pause and try to figure out “is the value of having goal-line technology worth investing millions and millions of dollars for the handful of moments where it’s relevant?” Our view has been that we’re going to wait and see how it  works out.’ The technology is much needed in Ghana where referees have consistently been accused of corruption in some of the decisions they have taken. But financials problems that bedevils the game in the country won’t allow the authorities to deploy such cash into the goal-line technology while key developmental issues remain key on the country’s football agenda.

READERS COMMENTS

    • mojahadine says:

      Kufour is an idiot, typical asante man who will do anything to discredit Rawlings. Are you kidding me that he goes to Nigeria, begs for oil and thinks that resurrected Ghana’s economy? or gets $40m from Nigeria to put in his pocket and says that saved Ghana’s economy? This guy is a moron.

  1. sade says:

    Hehehehehehhehehehhe black gold ur very funny indeed u just had to remember that.hehehehehehehhehe am not sure if ur going to be in good books with the ghanians for that hehehehehehehehehhehe

  2. Kelvin says:

    Hahahahaha…. What a poor nation Ghana is.

  3. Pop Man says:

    Nigerians are 2nd class citizens to Ghana. Stop begging us for our passports. Oloshi.

  4. Pk dee says:

    Cameroun conquerd nigeria in their own Bakasi Oil Penisular War nd cameroun now dominatd de wealth of de Niger delta in de nativ Igboland wt de Nigeria Hausa Master rulers.Cameroun later follow to conquer Nigeria in CAN 2000 in lagos to take de african cup for de 4th time in front of 200million animals call nigerians who livs under false pride for long.Cameroun nd Hausas will rule this Igbos forever.

  5. abdulahi says:

    @black gold if naija is rich the way you always talk ,why Nigeria has allot of beggars all over the country.I leaved in Lagos come and how Nigerians Mad begging their profession.if you other African countries to vote between Nigeria and Ghana wich country will they want to emulate in every aspects of life,certainly no one will choose naija.infact Ghana is even the country that gives naija some respect,french speaking countrie do not give naija any respect,they call naija thief,stupid,ritualist and people that eat human flesh

  6. black gold says:

    @abdulahi dey call us names but Gayna callz us master.is it not ur brothers dat begz on naija street, foolz lik u is comon in gayna, so am less surprised. If hav hurt u, jus drown ur sef in the ocean fool.

  7. black gold says:

    @ abdulahi, u sound lik ur name, stupid man from a stupid GAY NATION( gana)

  8. @Black gold…..Please, ensure that your comment is not offensive to Islam, my brother. God bless United Nigeria.

  9. Pls stop this rubbish!! even in a developed country like the U.S., the world’s largest economy, you’ll find hobos wandering, mostly in major cities…. Dude, you’re wrong again!!! Nigeria is the prefered destination for investment in Africa. It is ranked 1st in the Top 5 economies for foreign direct investment in Africa. Ghana is a poor country whose economy is less than the economy of Oyo state in Nigeria. The last time i checked, Ghana’s GDP is about $30 billion while Nigeria’s is over $280 billion p.a. Ghana’s economy has always been in Nigeria’s shadow. If Nigeria remains stagnant for the next 30 years, ghana’s economy will never surpass that of Nigeria.
    Nigerian’s are the highest foreign investors in ghana, 60% of all foreign investment coming into ghana emanates from Nigeria, meanimg that, Nigerians are creating more jobs for ghanians than any other country in the world!!!

  10. @Abdullahi Pls stop this rubbish!! even in a developed country like the U.S., the world’s largest economy, you’ll find hobos wandering, mostly in major cities…. Dude, you’re wrong again!!! Nigeria is the prefered destination for investment in Africa. It is ranked 1st in the Top 5 economies for foreign direct investment in Africa. Ghana is a poor country whose economy is less than the economy of Oyo state in Nigeria. The last time i checked, Ghana’s GDP is about $30 billion while Nigeria’s is over $280 billion p.a. Ghana’s economy has always been in Nigeria’s shadow. If Nigeria remains stagnant for the next 30 years, ghana’s economy will never surpass that of Nigeria.
    Nigerian’s are the highest foreign investors in ghana, 60% of all foreign investment coming into ghana emanates from Nigeria, meanimg that, Nigerians are creating more jobs for ghanians than any other country in the world!!!