The Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has urged the Ghana Football Association to find a swift solution to the delay in the start of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League.
The 2017/18 Ghana Premier League which was due to start three weeks ago has been postponed indefinitely after Great Olympics served the nation’s football governing with a court injunction in a protest against Bechem United for fielding an unqualified player against them last term.
The Ghana FA and Great Olympics held a meeting to see a way forward but they failed to find a common ground after the latter proposed an 18-team league, which the FA vehemently rejected.
Speaking at a Meet the Press event on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah says he is unhappy with the delay of Ghana’s top flight and urged the FA to find a quick fix to the problem.
“I’m not happy at all; I must be honest with you. I told the GFA president that whatever it takes to resolve this issue they should continue,” the Minister said.
“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.”
This is not the first time there has been an injunction to halt the Ghana Premier League after King Faisal went to court for a similar situation in the 2013 league season.