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Ghana FA sold TV rights to a Chinese company, denies citizens right to watch top match – Reporter sounds alarm

Abdul Hayi Moomen, a reporter who works with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has revealed that, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) gave a broadcasting right to a Chinese company, denying the citizenry a right to watch a rated classico between the country’s two top teams on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

The reporter and news editor made the revelation at the backdrop of criticisms from Ghanaians who trooped to social media to express disappointment in the state run Television for not showing the match.

Startimes, a Chinese broadcaster which has been operating a paid platform in the West African country for some time now was offered the right over Ghana’s Free to air broadcaster which the majority has access to.

Explaining on his social media handle, the journalist said, “Dear Kotoko and Hearts fans, GTV is not showing the match because the GFA has denied GTV the Broadcasting rights. Instead, the GFA has given the rights to a Chinese broadcaster. Ends”

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In subsequent response, he added that, “assume that, startimes offered a much higher price and got it. The result is that many Ghanaians have been denied access.”

The Super clash between the rated teams, Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak ended in a goalless draw at the Accra Sports stadium.

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