ABDUL Samed “Okocha”, one of Africa’s representatives of kit manufacturer,Eureka says his company has no deal with Accra Hearts of Oak to provide kits for them.
Speaking on Accra based Asempa fm yesterday,, Abdul Samed said his company, Eureka will seek legal clarification on why and how Accra Hearts of Oak officials told reporters in Ghana that they have reached a 2 year deal with the Asia based kit manufacturers.
“We don’t have a deal with Hearts of Oak and we don’t want our brand name to be dragged in the mud so we will officially write to Hearts of Oak to seek more clarification on the purported deal. Maybe someone has swindled them because we have no deal or agreement with Hearts. By close of next week, we will write to Hearts of Oak.”
Last month, it was reported that Hearts of Oak had agreed a two- year deal with Eureka with the club’s spokesperson, Muheeb Saeed
The Phobians per the initial reports were expected to receive 10,000 replica jerseys which they will sell to their supporters.
The last time Hearts had a kit manufacturer was in the 2008-2009 season when German sportswear maker Jako was their partner. That deal was not renewed because the Mulfingen-based company felt it was not getting mileage.
*Former editor-in-chief of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and now President of the Ghana Netball Association, Rev. E. D Neequaye has blasted sports journalists for contributing to the challenges faced by least financed sports in the country.
According to him, sports journalists in the country have branded the other sporting disciplines as lesser known sports warding off interest from officialdom where support should come from.
Addressing a question as to why they reluctantly speak to the media, Rev. Neequaye said, “the media is also part and parcel of our problems. I am a media man myself, having worked with GBC for 20 years. The media has tagged the other disciplines as lesser known sports and what do you expect from others? ”
“Again, when we met SWAG, we requested that they should task at least one member to be reporting on one of the disciplines but they never responded. I can say on authority that no journalist has written on netball for the past 4 years. So you are part of our problem.