GHALCA boss unhappy with breaks in league

FianooPresident of the Ghana League Club’s Association (GHALCA) Mr Kudjoe Fianoo, has expressed indignation at the incessant breaks of the Ghana Premier League, indicating it makes the top-flight “unattractive.”
Speaking on Tuesday on Accra-based Asempa FM’s flagship sports show, Ultimate Sports, the GHALCA boss fumed at the manner the Ghana Premier League (GPL) proceeded on another break to make way for the ongoing WAFU Cup – totaling four times, this season.
Mr Fianoo, who also doubles as Chief Executive Officer of Ashantigold, lamented that such unwarranted interruptions in the league, weighs heavily on the finances of competing clubs.
“We have to pay players. We had planned that the league would end in September. Now, that will be in October. Such unexpected changes affect our budgets. We have had programmes to train and play within certain periods but the breaks affect our plans and that’s also not good.
“Nigeria delayed their arrival for the ongoing WAFU tournament because they wanted to end their league as planned, but we have put ours on hold, making the clubs accrue additional costs they have not budgeted for.
“These breaks do not make our league attractive. In other jurisdictions, league fixtures are not rescheduled to accommodate international matches,” Fianoo stressed in frustration.
The league is expected to return October 4.

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