President of Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro to face Ethics Committee over embezzlement claims.
The outspoken football administrator is alleged to have said in an interview with Kumasi based Light FM that the Executive Council members have planned to enrich themselves through the sharing of the FIFA and CAF COVID-19 relief funds.
“President of Berekum Arsenals Alhaji Yakubu Moro has been asked to substantiate comments he made in a recent radio interview,” the GFA has announced on its official website.
“The Club Administrator is alleged to have stated in an interview with Kumasi-based Light FM that the GFA Executive Council intends to share and “chop” the FIFA and CAF Covid-19 Relief funds.
“The GFA Ethics Committee has initiated investigations into the allegations and has written to Mr. Moro to ascertain the veracity of the allegations.
“Mr. Moro has been asked to submit a written Statement of Defence to the Ethics Committee on or before Monday, July 27, 2020, before 5 pm.
“According to the letter, should Mr. Moro fail to prove his allegations, his comments would be considered as a breach of Article 11(2)(a), (b) & (d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code (2019) and Article 22(2) & (3) of the GFA Code of Ethics (2019).
“Mr. Moro would be requested to appear before the Ethics Committee either physically or via video conferencing at its next sitting if he requests for a personal hearing or he fails to submit a written Statement of Defence.”
However, Alhaji Yakubu Moro has stated emphatically that he doesn’t regret whatever he said, and he will take legal action against the Ghana FA should they punish him over the allegations.
“I haven’t and will never regret what I said. I have nothing to explain again. I will repeat exactly what I said if I meet the committee,” Alhaji Moro told OTEC FM.
“I will go to court if the GFA decide to punish me over my comment because I see nothing wrong with what I said.
“The way the GFA disbursed the funds was wrong, they should have met us [the clubs] before,” he added.
The GFA has come under stern criticism over the strategy deployed to disburse the FIFA and CAF Covid-19 Relief funds. Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Mr. Kudjoe Fianoo recently stated that the actions of the GFA “can result in Third World War”.