‘Take A Second Look At Relegation’

A SPORTS analyst, Karl Tuffour has called on the Ghana Football Association and the Premier league board to have a second look at relegating three clubs straight away from the premiership while promoting three others from the Division One to join.

Mr. Tuffuor believes that the idea of relegating three clubs automatically from the premiership is too harsh and has called on the organizers of the league to take a second look at that.

He indicated that the third team from the bottom must be made to engage in a play off with a team from the lower division as it used to be as most of the clubs that come from the division one do not possess the strength to survive the league.

“To ensure we get quality teams to play in our league, we need to revisit our old system of letting the third-placed team from the bottom of the table play the third-placed team from the middle league.

“This is what is prevailing in Germany. I don’t think our league is better than the German Bundesliga. If Germany is doing this, why not Ghana? Sometimes the teams that are promoted are not up to the scratch and are quickly relegated again”, the veteran sports journalist said.

Ebusua Dwarfs, Aduana Stars and Inter Allies are currently languishing in the relegation zone.

He added that the handlers of football in our country must ensure that our league is properly planned to ensure that players would not have to leave their teams to play for any of the national teams to the detriment of their clubs while the league is ongoing.sportscrusader

*A Singaporean kit manufacturing company, Kubba, has presented Kumasi Asante Kotoko with a US$340,000 deal annually which could see the company becoming Kotoko’s kit sponsors.

Last Friday, Acting General Manager, Opoku Nti and Operations Manager, George Kennedy met an official of the kit manufacturing company at the club’s secretariat in Kumasi. The purpose of the meeting was to examine samples of the kits Kubba intends to give to Kotoko next season.

Among the items presented were jerseys – shirts and shorts, hoses and Polo shirts and bags. Apart from providing kits to be used by the players and officials, the kit company will additionally produce thousands of quality replica jerseys for the teeming Kotoko fans to buy.

It wasn’t clear how many years the sponsorship will last because discussions are now underway. What was however evident, was management’s satisfaction with the quality of the items presented by the kit manufacturing company.

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