Asante Kotoko has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) demanding for a copy of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) Broadcasting Rights contract between the GFA and StarTimes Ghana Ltd.
This is a response to the FA’s decision to prevent clubs, including Asante Kotoko from filming GPL matches involving the clubs. The GFA states, that filming of the matches by the clubs would infringe on their contractual obligations with StarTimes Ghana. To this effect, the clubs, particularly Asante Kotoko, was prevented from recording their 2020/2021 premier league opener against Eleven Wonders last Sunday at the Accra Sports stadium. The management of the club are unhappy with the decision of the FA, and has, in a seeming harsh worded three-page letter to the FA on Thursday, indignantly demanded for a copy of the said contract the FA has with StarTimes. This they said, is to help them “ascertain our rights and obligations and the relevant breaches with regards to clubs filming their matches”.
In the said three-page letter dated November 19, 2020, and signed by Adminstrative and Operations Manager of the club, Emmanuel Netwon Dasoberi, Asante Kotoko has claimed that the their objective of seeking to film or record their matches is for “education purposes”. They have as such, given the GFA an ultimatum to serve them with copies of the StarTimes contract, latest by Monday the 23rd of November, 2020 else, they “would not be in the position to honour any obligations towards StarTimes since we cannot honour obligations without knowing our rights”.
Below is the letter from Asante Kotoko to the GFA in full: