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“I Lied To Accra Hearts Of Oak Management”- Torric Jibril

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Former Accra Hearts of Oak winger, Torriq Jibril has revealed he lied to the management of Accra Hearts of Oak during his stay with the phobians just to fly to Spain to attend a trials at Atletico Madrid.

Speaking on Angel Fm sports light on Thursday evening, the former TP Mazembe player said

“I lied to Hearts of Oak management that my mom is sick, so I want to visit her in kumasi, just to pave way for me to go for a trials at Atletico Madrid in Spain.”

“Accra Hearts of Oak management had the information that I am in Spain having my trials with Atletico Madrid, the management were peeved but my manager sorted everything out with the management and everything went to sleep”

Torriq Jibril was touted by many as the next Mohammed Polo[A legend of the club] because of his dribbling prowess when he joined the club in 2007 at the age of 14 but has since failed to reach the level Ghanaians expected him to.

Torriq Jibril has played for Portsmouth, Trabzonspor, Bucaspor, Al Ismaily, Arab contractors and just recently Congolese giants TP Mazembe.

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5 Out Of 6 Clubs Have Made Payment To Use Accra Sports Stadium-NSA PRO Reveals

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This revelation followed after the NSA released a statement earlier on Tuesday to confirm the commercial rates for the usage of the Accra Sports Stadium.

According to the NSA in a statement signed by the director general Professor Peter Twumasi, each club using the facility as their home grounds will be made to cough GHC 20,000 per match under Category B matches whilst Category C matches will attract GHC 15,000.
However, instant reaction from the football fraternity suggested, the GHS 20,000 being charged is outrageous considering the restrictions that have been placed on the usage of the stadiums due to COVID-19 pandemic where each club must fill up to 25% of a stadium’s capacity.

The GFA President Kurt Okraku even took to his social media platforms to criticize the NSA for charging exorbitant fees stating,

“this is unfortunate and our GFA will engage the NSA on this exorbitant and unacceptable fees!!!”

But speaking in an exclusive interview with Kumasi based YFM, the acting PRO of the NSA Charles Amofah justified why the clubs were charged that amount

According to him, cost of operating the facility for each game is around GHS 10,000

“Because of the restriction on the number of people, for Accra sports stadium, seating capacity is 40,000 but now, we can only admit just about 10,000 of the spectators and you know we rely on gate proceeds for income.” He said.

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