A necessary evil: Kwesi Nyantakyi supports commencement of Ghana League


Kwesi Nyantakyi has stated that it was a difficult decision for the association to fix the start of the Ghana Premier League around the same time the AFCON kicks off, but that is the best decision under this circumstance.

The First Capital Plus Premier League has had additional three months break due to Faisal’s court case against the Ghana FA, after their petition against Aduana Stars for an alleged failure to pay a fine of GHC 5,000 within the 14 stipulated days was thrown out.

Although the Accra High court has authorized the league to commence, the Ghana FA has been asked to sign an undertaken to admit King Faisal back into the league if they win the court case.

This delay has compelled the Ghana Football Association to enable the Ghana Premier League to begin, whiles the African Cup of Nations is ongoing and Kwesi Nyantakyi the president of the Ghana FA believes the timing of the start of the league is not conducive but some rounds will be saved.

‘It wasn’t in our plans earlier to let the Ghana league run concurrently with the AFCON, but due to the three months delay of the league, we have to do that,’ the GFA boss said.

‘In the long run, we will be able to cover some weeks within the period the African Cup of Nations will be played.

‘We have put in place a strategy not to let the time for the league coincide with that of the AFCON to enable people follow it with keen interest.’

The African Cup of Nations kicks off on 17 January and ends on 8 February in Equatorial Guinea, while the league commences with Hearts of Oak taking on WAFA at Kpando on 17 January before the rest of the clubs play their games the following day.

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