GFA president gives thumbs-up to first round

nyantakyiPRESIDENT of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed that he is satisfied with the outcome of the first round of the League.

The first round of the League ended on an encouraging, despite the low patronage by football fans at the start of the season.

The League recorded 352 goals in 120 games after 15 round of matches.

“From the reports that I received, I’m very satisfied with the performance of the players and teams in this competition,” the CAF executive member told Joy Fm.

“Just getting to the tail end, a lot of interest was generated in the league and that was very good. We need to find a way to sustain it and I think the media has a crucial role to play in this.”

“You must hammer home the good points about the league so that people can come to the various stadia and watch our matches. I also realised that crowd attendance to games also improved tremendously and I think we can get the supporters to fill the stadia if we do the right things.”

Ashanti Gold topped the table with 28 points after the first round of the League whiles BA United finished at the bottom with 13 points

The second round of the League commences on Sunday May 17.

Meanwhile, former Black Stars duo, Richard Kingson and Dan Quaye, are looking to use their return to the Ghana top flight as a springboard for European pastures, reports supersport.

The two, together with a few other returning players, have been credited with reviving a measure of interest in the First Capital Plus Premier League.

Kingson and Quaye had gone 402 minutes (three full games and 42 minutes against Edubiase) without conceding a goal before taking in two on Wednesday in Accra.

But the romance with Ghana will end soon, if Kingson is to be believed: “I am not looking at the prospects of remaining in Ghana here but I am looking at going back to Europe to continue playing which is possible,” the goalkeeper said.

Quaye has similar plans: “If I look at the way I am playing, I am sure a move to Europe will come and when that opportunity comes I will take it,” the defender reveals.

Kingson goes on “I am still the same Olele Kingson you know but sometimes it’s the media who do not speak the truth. I am back and you can see with my performance. I leave my Black Stars career in God’s hands and I wait for all Ghanaians to make their judgement.”

Both players featured for Great Olympics on Wednesday when they played 2-2 home draw.

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