Sports News of Wednesday, 17 October 2018
A member of the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dua Adonteng reacted furiously after a journalist questioned why the gathering was asked to clap for him when he walked in late at a press conference Wednesday.
The freelance journalist Ekow Asmah queried why the spokesperson of the Normalisation Committee (Dan Kweku Yeboah) had asked the gathering to clap for the legal practitioner (Mr Adonteng) on account of him being a lawyer.
“Let’s put our hands together for lawyer Dua Adonteng a member of the committee, he is a legal practitioner so he had to attend some meetings…,” Mr Yeboah said.
“Did you say we should clap for him, for coming late, or?” Mr Asmah queried during the Question and Answer segment of the briefing.
“…I didn’t appreciate that we were asked to clap for him since he came very late… About one hour late and the reason I am going on that tangent
“Remember the day, the normalisation committee was outdoored, members of the media were waiting in the sun for about two and a half hours before it started. Punctuality is very important.
“As a member of the Normalisation Committee, I expect that you set a very good example and this is a very bad example…”.
A furious Mr Adonteng interrupted him, replying: “You don’t know what you are talking about…”. He added: ” I am not interested in this stupidity”.
Mr Adonteng is a member of the four-member Normalisation Committee appointed by FIFA to manage football in Ghana following a corruption scandal.
The pair later apologised to each other after being advised to do so by the President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana, Mr Kwabena Yeboah.