Yesterday, the leadership of Liga de Quito (LDU) rejected the intention of the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF for it Spanish acronym) to control the TV broadcast rights for the soccer clubs.
On the one hand, Liga states that they want to manage its own negotiations with Teleamazonas, with whom they currently have a contract. However, Luis Chiriboga, president of the FEF, pressured Liga’s managers to respond publicly whether to accept or reject the decision of the body to control the TV rights from the 2013 season.
The holder of the FEF warned, due to the capital team refusal, to surrender their rights on TV: “Here, LDU is required, as a member of the FEF, to respect the constitution of the Federation and the decisions of Congress. Just as I respect the decisions of Liga, I asked them to state their position in an explicit way (against) in the presentation of this report (economic) “.
Chiriboga said “Liga is obliged to respect the constitution, but it is not required to remain within the FEF. They have to decide whether to remain within the FEF. If they no longer wish to belong, we must respect their decision. ”
Who will pay for compensation? The figures are astronomical and Liga doesn’t have those values (…). We have had no information (from the FEF), “said Carlos Arroyo representative for Liga in the Soccer Congress about the contract with Teleamazonas.
Chiriboga said that teams do not have to pay any value. “As for the alleged damages, it is a subject on which the FEF will make provide its legal body for the defense of the clubs; teams do not have to pay compensations. That is the legal standard of the FEF. Things are done and undone in the legal aspect “Chiriboga said.
Chiriboga continued: “Now, if the team has received money (from the TV channel) in 2013, they will have to return it. The channel will have every right to sue in order to get that money back, plus interests. ”
For his part, Patrick Torres, in a conciliatory way, added that Liga claimed a lack of information, which was accepted by the Secretary of the Federation, Francisco Acosta, who acknowledged that he had not delivered the documents they had requested, and even Chiriboga accepted that the FEF has not provided information of the Soccer Channel.
Chiriboga continued: “Now, if the team has received money (from the TV channel) by 2013 will have to return it. The channel will have every right to sue for the full extent of the law, and interests, those numbers back. “
For his part, Patrick Torres, so conciliatory, adding that League claimed a lack of information, which was accepted by the Secretary of the Federation, Francisco Acosta, who acknowledged that he had not delivered the documents they had requested, and even Chiriboga accepted that the ETF has not provided information on Soccer Channel.