It is unfair if Kotoko and Hearts take bigger portion of FIFA relief fund- Bechem United CEO

Published on: 17 July 2020

The CEO of Bechem United, Nana Kwesi Darlington has strongly gone against suggestions that Kotoko and Hearts of Oak should receive bigger portions of the FIFA relief fund. 

It has been announced by the GFA that $270,000 will be shared among all 18 Ghana Premier League clubs, meaning each club is entitled to $15,000.

Some reports indicated that two of Ghana's biggest clubs, Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak will receive the lion's share.

Darlington, however, is against those reports.

“It is unfair to suggest Kotoko and Hearts should be given a bigger portion of FIFA COVID-19 relief fund. It is childish to say that Kotoko and Hearts should receive a bigger amount than the rest of the clubs.  Which clubs do they play against in the league?”, he quizzed on Hello FM.

“We all play in the elite league which is the premier so you cannot indicate that some clubs are bigger than others. This is not a private Sponsorship where clubs should raise concerns about how the money should be shared. This is FIFA COVID-19 relief fund. So we cannot share on that basis”.

He added: “The most important thing is all Ghana Premier League clubs are getting the same amount from the stimulus package contrary to earlier reports that some were going to earn more than others. Once we're getting the same amount, its okay”.