The League of Ireland are constantly looking at ways to boost attendances. However, there is one thing they hadn't considered.
In Ghana, attendances at domestic games are falling because Ghanaians would prefer to stay at home and watch action from foreign leagues on television (hard to believe that happens, isn't it?)
The head of the Ghanaian football association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, reckons the key to getting more people (specifically men) to domestic games is to get more of what he calls 'sexy ladies' into the ground.
Indeed, he's been saying this 'over and over again.'
Me, I have said this thing over and over again…we must let sexy ladies enter our stadiums and the men will readily follow them into the stadium to watch games.
Most of these men when they hear that beautiful girls are coming to the stadium today, they’ll all jump and follow them to the stadium…and they are going there purposely to see the ladies.
Naturally the call puts one in mind of FIFA President, and the former head of the world society of friends of suspenders, Sepp Blatter, who said in 2004 that female footballers could generate more interest in their sport by wearing skimpier attire.
Nyantakyi even claims that the idea has been road-tested before and proved to be a resounding success.
I remember there was one match when we brought some beautiful girls who were in nice jeans to the stadium and the girls started walking around the stadium and you should see the hysteria it created in the stands.
The men in the stands went into frenzy and when the ladies waved at them, come and see how jubilant (the men) were.
And so we must try and use all these tricks to boost attendance at the stadium.
We're extremely dubious about this 'idea' but one thing is for sure, Nyantakyi clearly has the credentials and attitude to go far in the world of football governance.