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Sports News of Thursday, 28 May 2020


GFA President must thread cautiously - Ex-GHALCA boss

Alhaji Ali Raji Alhaji Ali Raji

The immediate past Chairman of the Ghana Leagues Clubs Association (GHALCA), Alhaji Ali Raji, has cautioned the new GFA President to tread cautiously on a decision to make the domestic league autonomous.

The football administrator believes that the influence of the president of the nation’s sport governing body will be drastically reduced if it loses control on the league.

He posited that Ghana football basically hinges on the league and any attempt to make the league autonomous will greatly reduce the influence and control of the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Speaking to Kumasi-based Akoma 87.9 FM, Alhaji Raji stated that “I am surprised about the eagerness of the new GFA President to see the league go autonomous.”

“It will greatly reduce the influence of the President. Ghana Football is all about the league and therefore if he loses influence and control on the league, where lies his authority again.”

The GFA Executive Council outlined steps to make the Ghana Premier League autonomous a couple of days ago.

Pursuant to that, Premier League Clubs nominated three eminent persons to serve on the Autonomous Committee tasked with the responsibility of developing the modalities and the roadmap to make the league autonomous and independent of the Ghana Football Association.

Togbe Afede XIV, Mr. John Ansah and Delali Senaye will be joined by two persons selected by the GFA to begin the process.