By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
The Ghana Premier League match between Medeama Sporting Club and Aduana Stars this weekend at the Tarkwa T&A Park has been ‘crucified’ before kick off by the home supporters.
The supporters of Medeama SC raised a red flag on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 saying that they’ll not allow StarTimes [Television right holders of the league] televise the game live as a sign of reciprocation to what the ‘Ogya’ supporters [fans of Aduana Stars] did going into their home match against Asante Kotoko at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa Ahenkro on June 12.
Supporters of Aduana Stars refused to allow the television right holders [StarTimes] to telecast live their matchday 18 clash with the Porcupine Warriors blaming the Premier League Board [PLB] for not informing them earlier.
Speaking to Kwadwo Mensah Moshosho on the Asempa [94.7] FM Ultimate Morning Show on Thursday, the supporters’ leader of Medeama SC [Ekow Assifuah] re emphasized the stance of the supporters.
“We are appealing to StarTimes not to fuel their vehicle with the view to travelling to Tarkwa to telecast our match with Aduana Stars. If they’ll determine which of their home matches to be telecast live, then we equally can arrogate to ourselves the same right.”
‘As for us, we are not saying we are going to chase StarTimes out as they did, but we are only pleading with the television right holders to save their fuel and equipments,” Assifuah added.
Meanwhile, in a press release signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Medeama SC [James Essilfie] states that the club will engage the supporters’ leadership today to cool down tempers.
“As a responsible and professional club, the management will hold a crucial meeting with the leadership of the supporters’ wing on Thursday to calm down tempers,” the statement read.
“We are hopeful we can reach a truce to allow the broadcast holders to discharge their duty at the Tarkwa and Aboso Park without fear”
“We hold no grudges against StarTimes and can guarantee and assure the safety of their crew and equipment before, during and after the match against Aduana FC,” the statement added.