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Yakubu Moro faces Ethics C’ttee rap over Fifa money “share and chop” allegations

Alhaji Yakubu Moro, the President of Berekum Arsenals, is facing an Ethics Committee rap over alleged damaging statements against the leadership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The outspoken Division One club owner had lashed at the FA for allocating them $7,500 of the $1,800,000 windfall from Fifa and Caf as relief funds to support struggling members due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yakubu Moro is quoted as saying on Kumasi-based Light FM that GFA President Kurt Okraku and the Executive Council were interested in enriching themselves than easing the plights of their members.

“How they shared the money was not good, that is why many people are talking about it. We haven’t played a consistent league for almost 3 years and you apportion $7,500 to Division One clubs.

”They just want a way to “share” all the money and “chop” that is why they are bringing out these lies including monies to the national teams and the media.

“I am advising all clubs not to take the money and let them have it all,” he allegedly said.

Having taken notice of Yakubu’s comments, the GFA has announced summoning the former Ghana Premier League campaigners’ boss:

“President of Berekum Arsenals, Alhaji Yakubu Moro has been asked to substantiate comments he made in a recent radio interview.

“The club administrator is alleged to have stated in an interview with Kumasi-based Light FM that the GFA Executive Council intends to share and “chop” the FIFA & CAF COVID-19 Relief funds.

“The GFA Ethics Committee has initiated investigations into the allegations and has written to Mr. Moro to ascertain the veracity of the allegations.

“Mr. Moro has been asked to submit a written Statement of Defence to the Ethics Committee on or before Monday, July 27, 2020, before 5 pm.

“According to the letter, should Mr. Moro fail to prove his allegations, his comments would be considered as a breach of Article 11(2)(a), (b) &  (d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code (2019) and Article 22(2) & (3) of the GFA Code of Ethics (2019).

“Mr. Moro would be requested to appear before the Ethics Committee either physically or via video conferencing at its next sitting if he requests for a personal hearing or he fails to submit a written Statement of Defence,” read a publication on the GFA website.