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Sports News of Monday, 15 June 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

No proper football person will call for cancelation of Ghana League – Attram

Former Ghana international, Godwin Attram has kicked against calls for the cancellation of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season.

The league has seen no action since March 15 after a ban was placed on all forms of social gathering by President Akufo-Addo following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in Ghana.

There were hopes of a return this month but that was dashed after the President excluded football in the list of activities that can be held with strict adherence to safety protocols.

Calls for the league to be terminated have gone a notch higher after the announcement with the GFA under intense pressure to declare the 2019/2020 season null and void.

But in an interview with GhanaWeb’s Joseph Adamafio on the Sports Check program, Attram reasoned that the FA will be doing the players a disservice if it pulls the plug on the season.

According to Attram, any individual with the interest of footballers at heart would not contemplate cancelling the season.

He said that with professional football having been nonexistent for two years, the FA will be sending a wrong message if it bows to calls for it to annul the season.

“If you are a football man with passion and think about the players, you would not say that the league should be cancelled. Why should the league be cancelled? Why don’t we look for a solution first to see what will happen? All we can say is the league should be cancelled because I feel that I’m not doing well. It shouldn’t be so”.

Attram is optimistic that Great Olympics will avoid the drop should the league resume.

“Relegation is why some people want the season to be cancelled but we (Olympics) are not afraid. Olympics want the league to continue. I’m talking in general that if you are football man and have passion for the game and think about the players. Two years of Anas expose, no football, grassroot is difficult because they spent money and nothing came out. Three years, grassroots no football”, he said.



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