Skyy’s Sports Desk
Renowned sports journalist and Director of Communications for Dreams FC Henry Asante Twum has observed that StarTimes lack the digital television appliances necessary to give an efficient coverage of the ongoing Ghana premier league. He said the current arrangement where teams are made to play their home matches at other venues preferred by StarTimes, is enough evidence that the Chinese television terrestrial outfit lacks the required equipment and capacity to produce games from the Ghana Premier League.
Speaking with a lot of passion, the GBC trained journalist questioned why StarTimes is not able to deliver on its promise of providing weekly highlights of the GPL matches. “I mean it is obvious that StarTimes don’t have the equipment to run the league, they don’t; if you want to tell the truth, tell it and be free”, he told Skyy FM in Takoradi.
He also alleged that StarTimes opted for this current arrangement all because they lack the capacity to produce games at different venues. “ It is also very clear that they do not have the capacity to produce games at different venues; is it not criminal to take Wa All Stars all the way from Wa to Cape Coast to come and play”, he fumed.
Digital television terrestrial outfit, StarTimes is broadcasting matches of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League (GPL) from only five venues, compelling clubs to travel far and wide to meet this special arrangement. The selected venues are Obuasi, Kumasi, Sogakope, Cape Coast, and Elmina. Already, many clubs including Elmina sharks, Bechem United, Karela FC and Ebusua Dwarfs have complained about the risk and the economic cost of playing homes matches away from home.