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Coup Detat Spoils League

The February 24 coup detat, which toppled the Kwame Nkrumah administration, delayed the start of the league. Republikans dubbed Osagyefos Own club (OOC), was dissolved.

So was Sekondi Independence, Ambrose Yankeys club. Ambrose Yankey was Dr. Kwame Nkrumahs personal aide. Defence Stars could not compete as some of the players being soldiers in active service, were involved in the February 24 coup detat.

Fourteen clubs, therefore, started the league in March but midway through the competition Asante Kotoko, Great Ashanti and Cornerstone, quit because of unemployment problems. Most of their players were in state owned organizations like the Farmers Council and the Workers Brigade, and had been laid off in the wake of the political changes in the country.

Kotoko had 32 points from 20 matches, Great Ashanti 30 Cornerstone 21 at the time of the boycott. The competition was eventually cancelled in December after 22 matches.
--Kotoko Express