Public of Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum has hit back at Phar Rangers owner Nana Yaw Amponsah over his “GFA must stop living lavishly” comment.
Nana Yaw Amponsah who was an aspirant in last year’s GFA presidential election in a recent programme jointly hosted by Happy FM and Gtv sports plus urged the GFA to stop living lavishly whiles local clubs continue to struggle financially.
“Our money is in and you won’t give us but you are rather writing to government seeking for help. Let your members feel the money”
“The Ghana FA has been insensitive to its members in this COVID era. They didn’t even supply protective masks for its members but they rather busy renovating the FA building. What happens if their members die after this crisis”? Nana Yaw Fumed.
“Why should the same building be renovated twice within one year. They should forget about their expensive lifestyle and buying new cars. It is not needed. They should solve the problems facing their members before buying their new cars”. He added.
The comments hasn’t gone down with numerous people and has caused a stir in the media. Speaking in an interview with Kumasi based radio station Fox FM, GFA spokesperson Henry Asante Twum hit back at the Phar Rangers owner.
“The current administration of the Ghana Football Association has not bought any car. The past administration ordered for two land cruisers in 2017 from abroad. When the cars arrived, the administration was not in office because of the Anas Number 12 Expose. The cars got stuck at the port for a very long time” he told Kumasi based Fox Fm.
“The cars are not for the current GFA administration. They are not for Kurt Okraku, Prosper Harrison Addo, Henry Asante, Randy Abbey, or Mark Addo. They are for the GFA. Those cars were not bought by the current football administration.”
“After our takeover from the Normalisation Committee (NC), the taxes on the cars were close to ¢700,000 because it had stayed at the port for over a year. So the GFA was supposed to pay penalties for it.
“At a point, if we had not reacted quickly to it, the cars would have been auctioned. We tried our possible best to make contacts and did all we could to clear the cars. It is very unfortunate for some people to be saying our administration have been purchasing cars. The current GFA hasn’t bought any car”, he concluded.