The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghanaian Beach Soccer club, Sunset Sports Keta, Reuben Dzidodo Adjahoe, has slammed the Kebbi Beach Soccer Association (KBSA) for the treatment meted out to his team during the 4th edition of the Kebbi State Beach Soccer Sallah Tournament (KBSST).
KBSA is an affiliate of the Kebbi State Football Association.
The Beach Soccer tournament was held from the 16th of June, 2018 through to the 18th of June, 2018.
It was initially scheduled to hold from June 15 to June 17, 2018.
According to Mr. Adjahoe, The tournament’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman Mahmud Hadejia revealed that both the winners and the runners-up would be given a prize money of $3,000 each.
The organisers, however, reneged on the payment promise as contained in a letter sent to the club on Friday, August 16, 2018.
According to the letter signed by the aforementioned Mahmud, the organisers were unable to meet their financial obligations to the winners due to sponsors’ inability to meet their budget requirements.
Adjahoe also recounted the poor welfare treatment his team suffered during the tournament.
In his words, he said: “There were feeding problems during the extra four days as their organizers constantly went missing on us and we had a serious language barrier in Kebbi.
“They took us to the airport only for them to bring us back to the government residence because they said they could on secure 6 tickets for our team.
“It was not a good experience and I was personally sick together with some of the boys.
“We were served mostly with the same meal and because most of the boys were not used to that, they experienced stomach upsets and illness.” He added.
The Sunset Sports CEO further stated that his target is for the club to get the money being owed by the organisers.
Efforts to reach the LOC Chairman to hear his own side of the story proved abortive.