Karela United CEO Elloeny Amande

Karela United Chief Executive Officer, Elloeny Amande has rubbished claims by Great Olympics Director Oluboi Commodore that government is disadvantaging other Ghana Premier League clubs by supporting the Ainyinase-based club.

Karela United sit top of the league table after the first round. They lead with 31 points, a point more than second-placed Great Olympics.

Mr Commordore said it will be hard for his club to be winners of this current season because of the monetary help being offered by state firms Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Ghana GAS to Karela United.

But, Mr Amande opines that the assertion made by Mr Commodore is strange and clarifies that there is no wrongdoing on their part and they share a business relationship the two parties share at the moment.

“GNPC is sponsoring Karela United FC from a commercial viewpoint and not a philanthropic point of view. It is the reason they occupy the front space of my jersey. If it was a donation, we wouldn’t have placed them there. GNPC in the past have donated Karela but now it is a commercial arrangement.

Goil sponsors Kotoko and Hearts, why hasn’t he questioned why GOIL is sponsoring the two clubs. It is not for Oluboi to say it is inappropriate Every board and management makes their own decisions.  Kotoko and Hearts have presented their proposals to earn this support. Nothing stops the hierarchy of Olympics to write proposals for support. We must not give oxygen for some of these statements to move around,” he told Nhyira FM.

The former TV Sports anchor asks the Great Olympics boss to quit loathing on their accomplishments as he tries comparing him to the Biblical account of Sanballat and Tobiah in the book of Nehemiah.

“GNPC is sponsoring Karela United FC from a commercial viewpoint and not a philanthropic point of view. It is the reason they occupy the front space of my jersey. If it was a donation, we wouldn’t have placed them there. GNPC in the past have donated to Karela before in the past but it is a commercial arrangement now.

“Oluboi has become our Sanballat and Tobiah from the Nehemiah story in the Bible. He is just throwing stones from outside. I won’t respond directly to him but he can go anywhere he wants, it is his right. I am only focused on working hard to bring more sponsors to support my club. We need to focus on working at bringing more commercial support into football and help it to grow,” Elloeny stated.

Oluboi Commodore has revealed he will be at the courts to seek interpretation and ensure what is right is done.