Berekum Arsenal Chief Threatens To Lead DOL Boycott Over 10K Officiating Fee

Bankroller of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro has promised to lead a demonstration to boycott the upcoming Division One League should the FA insist on charging clubs GH¢10,ooo as officiating fee.

On Wednesday, chairman for the Referees Appointment Committee, Eddie Doku, gave a clear indication that the 48 Division One League clubs will be compelled to pay GH¢10,000 as officiating fee if the League does not get a headline sponsor before the start of the 2017/18 season.

According to outspoken football administrator, it is not the responsibility of the Ghana Football Association to pay for the officiating fees of the referees in the upcoming season.

Division One League Board chairman, Owuahene Acheampong, had earlier suggested that the withdrawal of GN Bank as headline sponsors of the Division One League will compel the clubs to pay the officiating fees.

However, Yakubu Moro has frowned on the impending move by the nation’s football governing body, claiming that he’ll do everything in his power to boycott the league.

“I will lead a crusade to boycott the division one league should the GFA try to charge us ¢10,000 for officiating because the GFA is not being fair to us,” Moro fumed on Oyerepa FM.

“Our main problem as division one clubs is Owoahene Acheampong,he has failed to act for us and will revolve against him soon. Doing football in Ghana is now like witchcraft, very difficult to quit. I have started talking to my colleague club owners so we write a resolution to that effect.”

The bank signed a three-year contract with the Ghana Division One League at the commencement of the 2014/15 campaign and injected a whopping GH¢2.1 million into the league before pulling out at the end of last term.

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