GHALCA Chairman Denies Claims of Writing To FIFA About World Cup Money

Chairman of the Ghana league Clubs Association [GHALCA], Alhaji Ali Raji has denied a claim stating his endorsement to a letter sent to the World football governing body [FIFA] which was aimed at reporting the government of Ghana to FIFA over the refusal to disburse the 2010 World Cup money to the Ghana FA for the development of football in the country.

It was reported earlier this year that a letter was issued from the offices of the Ghana league clubs Association to FIFA reporting the Ghana government of not releasing the money accrued from the Black Stars participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa for football development in the country as directed by FIFA, with the letter said to be signed by the GHALCA president.

But Raji in an interview with Asempa fm’s morning show host Kofi Asare Brako on the “Asempa Ultimate morning show” on Thursday denied such assertion saying he has never signed a letter of such nature to FIFA despite being made aware by the host of his signature on the letter.

“I haven’t written any letter. And no letter has been served to FIFA. You can cross check with FIFA if you want,” he said.

Recent media reports has also indicated that Alhaji Raji has called on the government to release the accruing amount of $8million from the Black Stars 2014 World Cup participation in Brazil despites government attempt to take its part of the share, stating the money should mainly be used for football development in the country.

Alhaji Raji has been the President of GHALCA since February 2012 when he was officially confirmed from an interim to assume full position.