The Ghana Football Association and the Premier League Board have condemned in no uncertain terms the action of Aduana Stars to prevent crew and staff StarTimes from telecasting the day 18 Premier League match against Asante Kotoko played on Monday June 12, 2017 at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
Below is the press release issued by the PLB after its meeting on Tuesday June 13, 2017.
PLB CONDEMNS ADUANA STARS FOR PREVENTING LIVE BROADCAST AND REFERS MATTER TO DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE OF GFA
The Ghana Football Association and the Premier League Board condemn in no uncertain terms the action of Aduana Stars to prevent crew and staff of StarTimes, Broadcast Right Holders of the Ghana Premier League, from telecasting the day 18 league match against Asante Kotoko played on Monday June 12, 2017 at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
Despite Aduana FC being formally informed of the live telecast schedule, they prevented the television crew of the official broadcaster from covering the match in clear violation of PLB’s directive.
The Board takes a dim view of the unfortunate development in Dormaa Ahenkro. Such militant attitude will not be countenanced.
The Board, at its meeting on Tuesday June 13, 2017, evaluated official reports from the match and has accordingly referred the incident to the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA for the necessary action to be taken.
We want to reiterate our abhorrence to such violent behavior, and all stakeholders are reminded that the GFA/PLB will deal ruthlessly with any club caught in acts which bring the league into disrepute.