The Public Relations Officer of digital television outlet, StarTimes Ghana, Eli Kondoh has dispelled media reports that his outfit is brooding over pulling out of the current deal with the Ghana FA.
In the heat of the alleged multiple match-fixing scandals yet to hit the country’s football, some media houses have moved to suggest that the leading digital TV giant on the African continent is considering options as to whether or not to discontinue the agreement with the football governing body of the West African football nation.
Reacting to the alleged match-fixing scandal that has hit the just-ended Ghana Premier League, Eli Kondoh told Dunkwa-based Solar FM that his outfit has not taken any official position on it but hoped that a lasting solution is found.
“Officially as StarTimes Ghana, we do not want to dabble in it though obviously it is not something that is good and encouraging. It is an issue that the FA and the other stakeholders will have to address and then hope that as the league grows, these scandals are curbed out of the system”, he retorted.
He continued, “It happens everywhere. It happened in Italy where it took a very drastic decision and some teams were relegated and banned and so it is a learning curve that I am sure the FA will address it well and get that higher reputation again for the Ghana Premier League”.
He has moved to deny media reports that his outfit is brooding over pulling out of the agreement it has with the FA over the alleged match-fixing claims, saying his outfit has a 5-year deal with the FA which they will see through to the end.
The Ghana Football Association has since initiated the process of investigating matches alleged to have been compromised.
Story by Emmanuel Baah- Aboagye, Solar FM, Dunkwa-On-Offin
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