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Sports News of Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Source: citifmonline.com

GFA to clamp down on clubs that prevent broadcast of their matches

The Ghana Football Association has vowed to come down harder on clubs that prevent official broadcast partners of the Ghana Premier League Startimes from telecasting their matches.

In the past, clubs that have prevented television coverage of their matches have managed to escape with nothing but light financial penalties.

In the just ended Ghana Premier League season Berekum Chelsea vowed to prevent Startimes from accessing their ground ahead of their final game against Great Olympics and carried out the threat to little consequence.

The FA have since the close of the league campaign started conversations geared towards reversing the current worrying trend as they aim to attract more sponsors for the league.

“When we say we are going to fine them they say we will pay so we think we need another measure in the law books.

“We cannot do anything out of the law so since its a modern trend we are facing the Federation and other stakeholder are going to put proposals before congress and the club owners.

“We will let them know that If we are to move the league from where it is now to a better place we have to do away with this behaviour.

“We will require stringent measures and punishments that will deter clubs because fines are clearly not good and harsh enough,” Communications Director of the GFA Ibrahim Saani Daara told Citi Sports.