10 December, 2011

Real Tamale United will lose playing in the FA cup competition for the next two years if the club fails to honour the preliminary match against Juventus in Yeji on Tuesday. Alhaji Jawula had said

The revelation was made at a stakeholders meeting at the Northern regional coordinating council on Friday convened by His Excellency the Vice-President of the republic of Ghana, Hon John Damani Mahama to discuss the challenges bedeviling the pride of the north.

The Ag. Chief executive officer Mr. Abu Nurudeen catalogued a number of concerns that got the team on relegation. He mentioned that inadequate pre-season training and lack of technical competence was the beginning of RTU’s exit from the premiership. He added that the club needs restructuring with a new management team set on performance target.

Mr. Nurudeen however complained about the difficult times the club is going through since the withdrawal of financial support by the sponsor, Wienco Limited and appealed to the Vice president to intervene for the sponsor to renew his commitment for the club. ‘Because of the huge financial crisis the club is going through we have decided to withdraw from the MTN FA cup competition should we failed to raise any funds for the competition’ the CEO said.

RTU board chairman Alhaji Adam Ibrahim appealed to the club rank and file to eschew suspicion from their front and reiterated the need for board of directors to come together as a family for the rest of the club structures to emulate.

Mr. Abdallah Kassim who spoke on behalf of old players opinioned that the current board of directors should be dissolved for a committed and industrious new membership put in place. He also called for the formation of council of advisors where outgoing board of directors could sit in the council as members to advise the board.

The regent of Tamale Gulkpegu Gbanglana asked supporters to remained patient and allow their leadership to formulate good strategies for a quick return of the club to the premier league. He raised concerns over the continue insults of club officials on radio by supporters and called on them to desist from such acts.

The Vice president his Excellency John Dramani Mahama commended stakeholders for their turn out in the meeting and was hopeful that efforts would be made to find solutions to all the concerns raised. ‘In the short term we should quickly raise funds to pay for two months of the six month salary arrears of the players and give them the motivation to participate in the MTN FA cup’.