PLB ‘Freezes’ Mighty Jets & Kessben Venue Switches

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    The Premier League Board (PLB) has put a hold on the switch of venues by Premier League Clubs, Tudu Mighty Jets and Kessben FC for the second round of the Glo Premier League.
    The PLB meanwhile awaits response of clearance or otherwise from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) regarding the switch. New entrants Mighty Jets opted for the adoption of the Akosombo Stadium whilst Kessben settled on Tarkwa Stadium, but they have to make do with their initial bases of the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra and Essipong Stadium, Sekondi respectively.
    Welbeck Abra-Appiah, Chairman of the PLB told GNA Sports that “we have inspected the two venues and forwarded it to the GFA who are the final authority. We would have to wait for their decision.”
    The practice of change of venue has become synonymous with struggling clubs in the Premier League in recent times, but the PLB has stated that such a request will be approved only after careful scrutiny. Abra-Appiah told GNA Sports that a venue switch will be approved after a critical examination of factors, including financial and economic status of the proposed venue, security of fans and officials, availability of changing rooms, availability of security personnel as well as the timing.
    He said it is appropriate for Clubs to communicate such desires either before the commencement of the season or within the season for possible switches.
    Meanwhile, the second round of the 2010/2011 Premier League resumes on Sunday, January 8 with the Week 16 matches at the various approved centres.