Sports Minister Worried Over GPL Delay

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah has expressed worry about the delay in the start of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League and has called on the country’s football governing body to ensure all outstanding matters are amicably settled to ensure the league returns soon.

The launch of the country top flight was brought to halt after Accra Great Olympics served the FA with a court injunction.

According to the Wonder Club, the Appeals Committee of the FA failed to give them a fair hearing in the protest filed against Elmina Sharks and Bechem United.

The injunction served the FA compelled them to call off the annual Ordinary Congress as well as the launch and start of the Premier League – a development that is worrying the Minister.

“To have the league postponed indefinitely due to the injunction is indeed a worry not only to me but the people of Ghana having listened to media commentaries concerning the injunction,’ the Minister said.

“This is a country where football is the passion of the nation and so to see the league’s commencement put on hold indefinitely affects the game.

“It deprives both the players and the football sporting fraternity what they love to do and this ultimately indicts us as a country with great football history.

“Once the matter is before the courts, it is my hope that the case is settled soon to pave way for our league to start,” he noted.

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