By Ameenu Shardow
The Ghana FA insists the week 29 Premier League fixture between Bereku Arsenals and Wassaman United will be telecast live despite security threats by the home side.
President of Arsenals Yakubu Moro had earlier warned television crew off the Golden City Park for Sunday’s game because he feels his side is being treated unfairly as compared to other relegation strugglers.
But the Ghana FA in a statement has directed the match will be telecast live per the schedule agreed upon by the clubs on April 19, 2012.
“Our attention has been drawn to comments by the Chief Executive Office of Berekum Arsenal in the media that their 29thWeek fixture against Wassaman on 20th May 2012, cannot be telecast live by OMP, which is a threat by implication,” the statement signed by the acting General Secretary of the Ghana FA Emmanuel Gyimah read.
“We wish to state that the Premier League Board (PLB) and OMP agreed on the live telecast match schedule, which was communicated to all clubs on 19th April 2012. This schedule cannot be disturbed in anyway.
“OMP is the media partner of the GFA and their fees are shared among all the clubs including Berekum Arsenal.
“Berekum Arsenal is therefore directed to respect the agreement and cooperate with the GFA to enable the PLB run a smooth league as the season draws to a close.”
The Ghana FA went on to charge all relevant bodies to ensure adequate security is put in place for smooth proceedings on Sunday.
“The PLB Chairman, the Brong Ahafo Regional FA and the Safety and Security Committee of the GFA have been asked to ensure that adequate security is provided for the match.”