The National Sports Authority (NSA) has refuted allegations by sports journalist Saddick Adams, popularly known as Sports Obama that its Director General who was awarded $60 million contracts for stadia renovations pocketed the funds for his political ambition.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NSA Public Relations Department called on Adams to retract the allegations made on Angel TV "to avert any legal consequences."
The Authority noted that "all high expenditure sports projects are executed by the Government through the Sector Ministry, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS)."
It added, "It must be noted that all high expenditure sports projects are executed by the Government through the Sector Ministry, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS)."
NSA stated "It is therefore reckless on the part of any person to suggest that the NSA led by its Director General and Governing Board awarded contracts to individuals or companies for the renovation of these sports stadia."
The statement concluded by encouraging sports journalists "to always access the Authority and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for accurate information, and be guided as such in educating the public."
This denial comes amid allegations that funds for renovating sports facilities including Accra Sports Stadium, Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi and Tamale Sports Stadium were pocketed by the Director General for his election campaign.