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Sports News of Thursday, 26 March 2020


It will be a big blow to cancel 2019/20 GPL season - Berekum Chelsea chief

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Berekum Chelsea FC administrative manager Francis Adjei says cancelling the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season will be a big blow to his side, having invested heavily prior to the start of the new season.

The Blues are currently 2nd on the league table with 26 points, just two points adrift leaders Aduana Stars after 15 matches played thus far.

According to Adjei, it is too early to decide the fate of the topflight league following its disruption by the coronavirus pandemic.

The league has been suspended due to the outbreak of the deadly virus which has so far infected nearly 450,000 persons worldwide, claiming almost 20,000 lives.

Ghana has so far recorded 68 confirmed cases of Covid-19, involving two deaths.

"It will be a big blow because we've worked hard for this," Adjei told Goal.

"This season has not been an easy one. This is one of the toughest seasons we are playing. We've tried to invest a lot to get a good position and probably win the league.

"Should we have to cancel the league for a very good reason, we will understand and accept the decision for the greater good. It will be a big setback but we have to stand with the GFA in times of difficulty."

"As a club administrator and a member of the Premier League Management Committee, I know we cannot just stand up and cancel the league. We have to consider all factors," Adjei said when quizzed about the situation.

"If I say it should continue, I should be able to give you a very good reason why it should. And if I say it shouldn't, I would have to give you a good reason too.

"For now things are not clear. Should the return date be shifted again, the GFA will definitely tell us something, then we can use that to know the pros and cons of each possible decision."

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