Clubs will lose points if they prevent television coverage – Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantekyi

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has said that Premier League Clubs who prevent TV Rights Holder, Startimes, from telecasting their matches will suffer points deduction.

The move he said will be applied in the 2017/2018 season.

The GFA President made this known to the Press on the final day of the three day summit of the GFA, held in Cape Coast to strategise and find the way forward for Ghana football.

He announced that Clubs that prevent television rights holder StarTimes from covering their matches live shall forfeit the points for that particular game.

Mr. Nyantakyi said “We are going to apply sanctions on clubs infringing on the rights of our sponsors.

“So Clubs that prevent our television rights owners, StarTimes from telecasting their matches will lose the points for that game.

“We saw last season that some clubs prevented StarTimes from telecasting their matches and all these shall be punishable by points deduction if they happen again.”

It would be recalled that Aduana Stars and Bechem United stopped StarTimes from telecasting their fixtures against Asante Kotoko and Olympics respectively last season.

This has compelled the GFA President to announce that any club that repeats such unprofessional act will be punished.

According to Nyantakyi, this would ensure that the act becomes a thing of the past.    

The three day summit saw the Executive Committee of the GFA and other key stakeholders in the discipline attending.

Source: GNA

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