Yakubu Moro claims Berekum Arsenal got relegated due to the Glo money

Published on: 03 December 2019

Alhaji Yakubu Moro, President of Berekum Arsenal says his outfit got relegated due to the Glo sponsorship money which was not forthcoming.

The Ghana Football Association secured a mega-sponsorship deal from the Nigerian telecommunication giants in 2008 to become headline sponsors for both the Premier League and the Black Stars.

However, Glo abrogated the contract and had to pay $1.5 million as compensation to the FA after an out of court settlement was agreed.

The first installment of $500,000 was paid under the Kwesi Nyantakyi administration while the second installment of $1m was paid late in November, 2019.

The money which is currently in the account of the GFA is to be paid to the clubs that participated in the league that season.

Speaking to Vision 1 FM,  Yakubu Moro disclosed his side was relegated due to financial struggles which deluged them because the Glo sponsorship money was not forthcoming.

"Berekum Arsenal got relegated because of the Glo sponsorship money which was not forthcoming. You can ask Alhaji Grunsah because he is my witness. At that time, I had to take a loan from the bank to run the club. Motivation was low and it affected the players", he said.

"I will take the Ghana Football Association to court if they do not give us our money. I will not accept the FA to put this money into the league".

Berekum Arsenals were relegated from the Ghana Premier League in the 2012/13 season and currently play in the Division One League.