Untimely: Yusif Abubakar: Ghana League commences at the wrong time


Yusif Abubakar has indicated that the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be staged in Equatorial Guinea from January to February would negatively affect the Ghana Premier League (GPL)

The Ghana Premier League was given the green light to start by the Accra High Court following its decision to remove an injunction by the relegated King Faisal on the Ghana FA’s congress, which usher’s in every fresh season.

The Kumasi based club engaged, the Ghana Football Association in a legal battle, after their petition against Aduana Stars for an alleged non-payment of a fine of GHC 5,000 within the 14 stipulated days was squashed.

The First Capital Plus sponsored Premier League begins on Sunday 18 January after six months of hibernation and the Yusif Abubakar thinks the timing of the local league won’t auger well because it starts just a day after the African Cup of Nations kicks off, hence spectatorship would be low.

‘We were excited to see the injunction on the start of the league removed, but it is not the best decision that it will be run concurrently with the African Cup of Nations.

‘The local league would suffer because already its ability to attract spectators is on the low, hence the situation would be worsened by AFCON.’ he told Metro fm.’

Although the Accra High court has given the go ahead for the commencement of the league, the final decision on the case is yet to be taken and if King Faisal win the case, the GFA would be required to reinstate them.  

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