Former chairman of Ghana’s Division One League board, Ntow Fianko Esq, has launched a scathing attack on Ghana Football Association insisting that they have been extorting lower tier clubs in recent times.
According to the Chiraa native, the ¢10,000 to be paid by each second-tier club as an officiating fee ahead of the new season, is outrageous since the clubs are even struggling to raise funds to run their daily activities.
“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,” Fianko told Space FM.
“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?” he quizzed.
” 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.
The second-tier league was expected to kickoff in the coming weeks but all activities have been halted following an injunction placed on Congress by Great Olympics last week.