GAHA sets agenda for new administration
The newly elected Greater Accra Hockey Association (GAHA) executives, yesterday at Theodosia Okoh conference room, held an emergency meeting with clubs executives and team managers to discuss about their mission for 2018 and committees set for the new administration.
The Vice Chairman, Mr Tamakloe, outdoored the programme outline for the year stating “the league would be played intermittently with other competitions to increase the game play of all teams. This year’s Gala would be the first competitive competition followed by Aboakyir on May 5, 2018. The league’s first round is scheduled to commence on May 11 and end on June 23, 2018.”
The date for the league caused an uproar with members, especially those in the security service, complaining bitterly. They argued that it was too imminent and players had not been released from their duties to engage in the league so suggested the date be extended. The vice chairman noted that teams with such issues should provide their provisional list whiles working on getting release letters for their players. Teams were also advised to submit their team sheets before the deadline date, thus 23rd April.
GAHA introduced its committees and members tasked to aid in the new administration. These include:
Juvenile committee – Derrick Tamakloe, Edmond Zankoh, Edmund Aryetey (Chairman), Richard Abadoo and Ramatu Abass
Disciplinary committe – Rev. Ato Hagan, Frank Oti Mensah, Agatha Hagan, Hans Wersin and Mr. Mante – Akrofi (Chairman)
Marketing and Sponsorship committee – Ida Halm, Rev. Lomo Manu (Chairman), Gad Oblitey, Ebenzer Frimpong and Lebene Adjoyi
Media and Publicity sub-committe – Benjamin Baiden (Chairman), Dennis Ababio Jnr and Kingsley Boakye
Technical committee – Richard Bayitse (Chairman), Isaac Graham, Joyce Dasta, George Mensah and Louis Tengeh
Members of this committees were asked to put their utmost best in delivering quality service.
The issue of field use was addressed as members of clubs agitated that the fee for its use is affecting their finances. Teams pay GHS 100 for the fields use and pay GHS 20 for using locker rooms (without using the field). They alerted the association to address the issue by using an alternative means to secure a new pitch for the league or use the home grounds of teams because they might pull out of the league due to immense cost