Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak SC, Frederick Moore has said the club respects and backs the decision of the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to cancel the 2019/20 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
That decision was taken at the end of a marathon meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the GFA Secretariat in Accra.
The Executive Council is expected to meet on Thursday, July 9, 2020 to discuss all issues relating to the next football season and Congress.
And, Mr Moore has waded into this debate telling Accra based TV Station, TV3’s News 360 programme that given everything happening around the Coronavirus pandemic, the cancellation of the season was perhaps the most practical decision to take.
He added that the capital club has no issue with this outcome and respects the decision taken by the GFA Executive Committee.
“We are into football and would have preferred playing football but if the EXCO makes that decision that it’s been cancelled, we respect that. With everything that is going on, it is probably the best decision”, Mr Moore said.
The impact of the cancellation he added, will have a baring on all clubs but Hearts’ sheer size means it has a huge task to surmount.
“Because we are bigger, the impact is felt much larger than a smaller club. We have been planning and managing our affairs within a revised budget we set for ourselves. We’ve got other things we are looking at doing”, he said.
“We are constantly reviewing our expenditure. It doesn’t matter how big your revenue is, if your expenditure is bigger than your revenue, you’ve got a problem. At this point when we are not getting a third of our money from gate proceeds, our job is to make sure we can tap into other revenue sources, and that is why we’ve been working with our strategic partners”, he stressed.