Sports News of Friday, 9 February 2018
Former Division One League Board Chairman, Kwame Ntow Fianko is urging all the Division One Clubs to boycott the ¢10,000 officiating fees to be paid should the league not attract a sponsor before the commencement of the 2017/18 season.
As earlier reported by Sportsnetghana, Referee’s Appointment Committee chairman Eddie Doku mentioned that the DOL clubs will be entitled to pay GH 10,000 if they are not able to get a headline sponsor for the league.
“We are tired of the robbery. I entreat all the clubs in the Division One League to come together and boycott the league or kick against the ¢10,000 as officiating fee,” Ntow Fianko told the media.
“The FA cannot do anything against them. If the FA is serious, why would they pay an ex gratia of $1,700 to people who walk about aimlessly at the FA without doing any work and the turn to rob these poor clubs to pay money for officiating?
” My club [Berekum Arsenal] don’t have tthat money to pay and I know Bofoakwa are also not ready to pay. That is what others must do. We’ll support any club who stands up to fight against this decision
“The FA went for StarTimes deal which included officiating fee but clubs never benefited and are still told to pay additional fees,” he added.