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GPL clubs that prevent television coverage to lose points

Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has said Ghana premier league clubs that prevent television coverage of their matches will from next season suffer points deduction. 

Nyantakyi made this known on the final day of the GFA's three-day summit, held in Cape Coast to strategise and find a way forward for Ghana football.

According to Nyantakyi, his outfit is committed to protecting the rights of sponsors and so any club that goes contrary to the rules by preventing television rights holders StarTimes from covering their matches live shall forfeit the points for that particular game.

Mr. Nyantakyi said "We are going to apply sanctions on clubs infringing on the rights of our sponsors.

"So Clubs that prevent our television rights owners, StarTimes from telecasting their matches will lose the points for that game.

"We saw last season that some clubs prevented StarTimes from telecasting their matches and all these shall be punishable by points deduction if they happen again."

It would be recalled that Aduana Stars and Bechem United stopped StarTimes from telecasting their fixtures against Asante Kotoko and Olympics respectively last season.

This has compelled the GFA President to announce that any club that repeats such unprofessional act will be punished. 

He believes that this would ensure that the act becomes a thing of the past.

The three-day summit saw the Executive Committee of the GFA and other key stakeholders in the discipline attending.