The Board Chairman of National Sports Authority (NSA), Honourable Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has given the main reason why the Ministry of Youth and Sports compelled MTN Finals to be played earlier than scheduled.
The finals of the 2017 MTN FA Cup Final will be played on Sunday, October 29, 2017 between eternal rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Tamale Sports Stadium at 3:00 pm.
The match was earlier on scheduled to kickoff at 5:00 pm by the FA Cup Committee but the Ministry of Youth and Sports jumped in to alter the kickoff time because of security concers.
Sources close to www.ghanamansports.com revealed that Hon. Kwadwo Baah explained he has spoken to the Minister of Youth and Sports to ascertain the details of the time changes for the match.
“I spoke to the Minister and from what I gathered, he had already told President Nyantakyi and Kofi Poku last week about security concerns that has been raised by national security and he advised them to changed the time so the match could end early and would not run into the night. He wrote the letter yesterday when he realized the advert for the game still had 5 pm as the start time”. Hon. Baah said.
“He raised 2 concerns which has roared its head in the region within this week
1. The youth of Kalaga chasing their DCE from office
2. Just this morning some people are calling for the impeachment of the MCE in Tamale and the fear that these issues can rely back to the stadium where the various supporters also belong to the various political divide in the country”, he continued.
“Am told the regional minister who had earlier on agreed to put all security measures in place has a diff report to the national security and the minister for interior that influenced the minister to act in earnest to avert and address any unforeseen security concerns.” The Sports Authority Head concluded.