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Sports News of Thursday, 14 May 2020


Sports Minister against ‘early resumption’ of Ghana Premier League

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Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah is against an early resumption of the Ghana Premier League, his aide has said.

It has been revealed that the Ghana Football Association has sent a proposal to the government, seeking exemptions to the restrictions rules for football to the return.

The government has confirmed that it is considering the proposal and will in the coming days meet the FA over the proposal.

On Wednesday, the President of the FA, Kurt Okraku said that his outfit will be sending a wrong message to the corporate world if they decide to scrap the 2019/2020 season.

"If there is no football, you don't expect your sponsors to continue dolling out money to the clubs because they are not charities and even charities require a certain form of visibility. You have to also look at the partnership that currently exists at the FA level and the loss of revenue due to this situation."

"Before we went for the Coronavirus break, we were busily engaging the private sector to come on board and partner the football association and the measures we put in place before the start of the season had started taking shape in the minds of Ghanaians."

But in an interview with Metro TV, Kofi Asare Brako who is the spokesperson for the minister remarked that an early return of the GPL is seen as unacceptable in the eyes of the Isaac Asiamah.

“The President of the land himself is not in support of football coming back now. The President still holds on to the ban on social gatherings and all sporting activities so if it is that the President has said this why would he want to support the coming back of football now. So in a way, I should say that he is not in support of football coming back now”, he said.