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Sports News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Sports Minister unhappy with Ghana Premier League delay

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has expressed his dissatisfaction with the delay in the start of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League (GPL) due to a legal battle between Accra Great Olympics and the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

“I’m not happy at all, I must be honest with you and I told the GFA president that whatever it takes to resolve this issue they should continue. The GPL is an avenue for certain people in this country. Every time I go to the stadium, my doughnut will be bought and that is a means of income for somebody and these petty things help our people. So make sure you resolve all the differences that we have to ensure the league starts well,” he said on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at the meet the press series in Accra.

Great Olympics, who suffered relegation from the GPL last season has gone to court to place an interlocutory injunction on the 2017/18 season bringing to a halt all activities related to it, including the launching of the new season and general annual congress.

Olympics said they have been unfairly treated by the GFA after the FA dismissed their protest against Bechem United and Elmina Sharks.

According to the Accra-based club Joseph Amoah and Felix Addo were unqualified due to accumulated cards but used by their respective clubs against them.