Breaking News: MTN FA Cup in limbo as clubs want competition suspended over lack of transparency

Published on: 23 January 2020

Ghana's second-tier clubs have filed a petition to the Ghana Football Association, seeking a suspension of the 2019/20 FA Cup over lack of transparency in the sponsorship package.

The Division One Clubs are unhappy with the lack of financial disclosure and want it frozen until clarity is brought to the ensuing drama.

The petition, signed by 24 clubs are seeking amongst others an immediate suspension of the MTN FA Cup, a full disclosure of the MTN sponsorship agreement and a meeting with the Executive Council to fashion out how much each participant will be entitled to.

"An immediate suspension of the MTN FA Cup competition. A full disclosure of the MTN sponsorship agreement. A consultative meeting with your good self and the Executive Council to fashion how much each participant will be entitled to." portion of the petition read.

The clubs are seething with rage over claims there has been lack of transparency in how much the telecommunication giants is pumping into the tournament.

The draw for the prestigious tournament was held last week in Accra but there has not been any clear disclosure on how much is involved in this year's competition.

The loud silence of the Wilson Arthur led FA Cup committee has sparked outrage among Ghanaian clubs, Ghana's leading football portal, GHANAsoccernet.com can report.

If the claims turn out to be true, it will be massive clapback on the transparency agenda trumpeted by the current administration.

The FA Cup Committee has been coy on the development which threatens harmony between clubs and the football association.

The 2019/20 FA Cup competition is expected to kick-start this weekend across the country.

 

 

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