Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hearts of Oak, Frederick Moore has shared his thought on the cancellation of the 2019/20 Ghana football season.
This comes in the wake of the decision by the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association(GFA) to annul the current league season due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Attempts by the Ghana Fa to engage Government on the possible return of football but under strict safety protocols could not materialise, leading to the cancellation.
But the top Hearts official maintains he would have preferred the league continued.
“We are into football and would have preferred playing football but if the Exco [Executive Council] makes that decision that it’s been cancelled, we respect that”
“With everything that is going on, it is probably the best decision”, Frederick Moore told TV3.
He revealed that the club constantly undergoes a review of its activities in a bid to check its expenditures with football still suspended.
“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.
“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”, Moore is quoted by Goal.
Hearts of Oak were placed in 9th position on the Ghana premier league table before the suspension of sporting activities in the West African country.