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Sports News of Monday, 6 August 2018

Source: Goal.com

Ghana Premier League to return in 2019 - Oti-Akenteng

FIFA and CAF Liaison team member for Ghana Francis Oti-Akenteng says the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League season has been truncated, with the new season likely to begin in August next year.

The top flight has been put on hold by Ghanaian authorities after some referees and top football administrators were caught on camera indulging in malpractices.

The liaison team member believes this is the right opportunity to sanitize the system and synchronize the local season with the European calendar, amid calls for the resumption of the competition.

"We all want the best so let us use this period to improve the standard of our league with this glorious opportunity from God,"Akenteng told Angel FM.

"Many Ghanaians said they want our calendar to move with the European calendar which starts in August/September but let me ask are we ready for it this year? Definitely No!

"So we have one year difference which is next year to organize our league and we must all support this idea.

‘It got to a time that Ghanaians stayed for six months without the premier league so let's wait for just one year and see what we can do.

"We are still experiencing some difficulties as Liaison team so Ghanaians must exercise some patience," he added.

Goal understands that with the latest development, Medeama and Ashanti Gold could to represent the country in Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup respectively next season.