“Do You Hold Akufo-Addo Accountable For Plantain Thefts?” Fred Achie Asked GFA Critics In Response To The RTU Controversy

Member of the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council Frederick Acheampong has maintained that the organization is not accountable for the humiliating occurrence that caused Dreams FC and Real Tamale United to forfeit their June 12, 2024 Ghana Premier League match.

Acheampong, sometimes referred to as Achie in the football community, claimed on Kessben FM that the Ghana Football Association had issued guidelines in response to the circumstances that caused some Real Tamale United players to abstain from the game.

He feels that the FA cannot be held responsible for a club’s noncompliance with its rules because it has established a genuine and competitive league.

He clarified that the FA would only be held accountable if it did not penalize clubs that broke the rules governing the Ghana Premier League.

“Laws governing the sport may only be proposed by the GFA. How can you blame President Akufo-Addo when someone steals plantains when our laws in Ghana state that those who kill and steal go to jail?

For instance, RTU’s players decided to play for the club when they signed a professional deal with them. The proper line of action is to report the club to the FA’s Players’ Status Committee if they fail to make salary payments on time. But Kurt Okraku and the GFA are not to be blamed if you sit in Tamale and choose not to honor a match” he stated.

Another blow to the integrity of the Ghana Premier League came from an impersonation that happened during the Dreams FC vs. RTU match.

Strangely enough, RTU showed up at Dawu for the game with players who weren’t registered but were wearing the jerseys of those who were.

Dreams FC emerged victorious 8-1 after the game started.

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