Clubs are to blame for league delay – MND Jawula

Sports News of Monday, 14 December 2015


Alhaji Jawula HeadshotFormer Ghana FA chairman MND Jawula

Former Ghana FA chairman MND Jawula has blamed the delay start of the league on lack of respect for judicial decisions.

The highly measured former football administrator believes clubs must take bigger responsibility for the prolonged delay of the Ghanaian top-flight.

The start of the Ghana Premier League has been rocked by legal tussle involving several clubs.

Tema Youth are challenging the promotion of Dreams FC at the court of arbitration for Sports while Techiman City’s qualification appears to be hanging over bribery claims.

The latest stand-off has impeded the start of the league with the harsh economic implication hitting their pocket.

The traditional ruler has lashed out at clubs for the delay start of the Ghanaian top-flight, saying they have lack of respect for judicial decisions.

“It’s not the best for everyone. When you have a situation where clubs refuse to accept ruling of the FA, what do you expect? he quizzed on TV3

“We set our own rules and yet we disrespect it. We all know football matters are not sent to court, yet we are always in a hurry to go to court if we lose a case.

“We make it appear as if those who sit on the judicial bodies are unintelligent.

“Then we turn around to blame the FA. People must respect judicial decisions. That’s the only way out.”

The Ghana FA want to ensure all legal issues are sorted out before going ahead with the 2016/2017 season.