The of the Ghana League Club Association [GHALCA], Kudjoe Fianoo is unhappy about the release of fixtures for the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
According to the Ashgold Chief Executive Officer, the country’s football governing body wrote to some of the clubs that they haven’t qualified to play in the league because they have not met certain criteria that would warrant their presence in the country’s Premier League.
Speaking to Accra based Atinka FM, he said, “Just last week, the GFA wrote to some of the clubs that they’ve not met the criteria and not even applied to the club licensing board to play in the league so they were being charged by the Disciplinary Committee only [for us] to hear that, the fixtures are out. Meanwhile, the Licensing Board has to go around inspecting the various stadia. That has not been done yet so why the publication of the fixtures” he asked.
Mr Fianoo also expressed his displeasure with the lack of sponsorship for the Premier League.
“We are going into the league for the third time without sponsors and when you talk they will tell you that they didn’t ask you to do football so go and look for sponsorship yourself. If the atmosphere is bad, how can [we] secure sponsorship? The owner of the league must secure sponsorship for the league. We the industry players must get up otherwise it will always be like this” he said.
The 2017/18 Ghana Premier League is set to kick off next month.