Ashford Tettey Oku must be sacked as PLB vice – Oduro Sarfo

Sports News of Saturday, 7 March 2015


Kwesi Nyantakyi 06.14

Football administrator, Francis Oduro Sarfo has called for the immediate sacking of Ashford Tettey Oku as Vice Chairman of the Ghana FA’s Premier League Board over claims of being biased.

Oku is in the news for his belated revelation of legal infractions made by his club, Hearts of Oak.

The former Administrative Manager of the Phobians highlighted three instances including the illegal use of excessive non-Ghanaian nationals in a Premier League match which should have attracted heavy sanctions for Hearts.

Oku waited until the duration for a prospective protest against Hearts over these infractions expired before making the startling revelations.

And former General Manager of Berekum Chelsea, Oduro Sarfo has accused the PLB Vice for acting in a biased manner by concealing a ‘crime’ and must therefore be removed.

“Ashford Tettey Oku, we all know, is one of the best guys we have around, but then, when there is such an issue and as Vice Chairman of the PLB, you sit on such information in favour of Hearts of Oak, then you cannot be considered as a fair umpire required of his post,” Oduro Sarfo said.

“It means whenever there are such infractions against his club, he will conceal it which is not the proper way to go.

“He therefore must be sacked not only to serve as a good example, but also to ensure fairness and to restore the trust of the system.”

Ashford Tettey Oku served in an official capacity for Hearts of Oak for close to three decades.

He however left his post over a reported rift with Togbe Afede XIV who had completed a takeover of the club as the majority shareholder.