Soccer News of Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Ghanaian football fans are demanding more live Ghana Premier League from TV broadcasters SuperSport.
The majority of callers who phoned into Joy FM’s popular Sports Arena programme on Sunday suggested they have been starved local action with the major European leagues on break.
SuperSport’s quota for live matches this season has reduced.
There was no live match on Week 18 (midweek) when Great Olympics hosted defending champions Asante Kotoko.
Over the weekend, despite some action-packed fixtures on week 19, there was a blackout.
This is frustrating fans who have adopted the Ghana top-flight with their preferred major European league on break.
“It is annoying to switch onto SuperSport 9 only to watch matches of other leagues. We are now enjoying the league but can only watch one match in a month or so,” Michael from Achimota lamented.
A caller from Bolgatanga was equally incensed.
“My name is Emmanuel and we are not watching the matches on TV so how do we get interest?” he asked.
Jesse in Kumasi said: “Metro TV help us to get matches on Olympics because they sponsor them. What we are getting now is not enough.”
Fans who could not call into the programme sent messages on the various social media platforms to complain about the lack of games.
Neither of the Premier League Board of the Ghana Football Association or SuperSport is yet to comment on this development.
SuperSport signed a three-year deal with the Ghana Football Association in 2013 to produce matches for the league and FA Cup.