Spokesperson for Normalization Committee, Dan Kweku Yeboah has rebutted claims by Premier League clubs that not disclosing the amount involved in the proposed Special Competition is a sign of disrespect.
Mr. Yeboah noted that the clubs not replying the Normalization Committee’s letter is rather disrespectful.
The Normalization Committee in a strongly worded statement released on Monday stated that the Special Competition which was intended to keep clubs active until normalcy return to Ghana football had been cancelled.
The competition have had to be postponed three times due to disagreements between Premier League clubs and the Normalization Committee on the format for the competition and amount each club deserves to be paid
The Normalization Committee alluded to sabotage from some Premier League clubs as the reason why they called off the competition which was scheduled to begin this weekend.
In an interview with Ohene Bampoe Brenya on Happy FM’s Anopa Bosuo Sports, Mr. Yeboah explained that, as at Monday, only Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC had replied an invitation letter by the committee, confirming their willingness to participate in the competition. This he described as unacceptable and a sign of disrespect to the Committee.
“The Premier League clubs threatened to boycott the competition if we did not change the for the competition and the amount due them, and we did.”
“We sent them a letter to confirm their participation in the tournament but as at yesterday, only Dreams FC and Asante Kotoko had replied our letter,” he explained.
He further refuted claims that they had disrespected the Premier League teams by not disclosing the overall amount for the competition to them by also describing the actions of the Premier League clubs not to reply their letter as being also disrespectful.
“If not disclosing the amount meant for the competition to the Premier League clubs was deemed as being disrespectful to them, then not replying our letter is also a disrespect to us,” he stated.
By: Ibrahim Zibrilla