Tony Yeboah slams Ghana Premier League

Tony-Yeboah-97Former Ghana and Leeds United striker, Tony Yeboah says the Ghana Premier League is no longer attractive.

The 50-year-old, who boasts of 59 caps with the Black Stars, previously played for Asante Kotoko, Cornerstones and Okwahu United in the local top-flight before joining German sides FC Saarbrucken 65 and Eintracht Frankfurt in the late 80’s.

He feels the standard has fallen due to poor administration by the football body.

“I’ve not been watching the Ghana Premier league either from the stadium or on television. How can I watch the Ghana Premier league when the English Premier league is ongoing?” Yeboah told Otec FM.

“It’s not only me who don’t watch the league. Many Ghanaians don’t go to the stadiums and prefer watching different leagues due to its unattractive nature.

“A white man will find time to look for solutions but not here. We need leaders who can sit down and reason why Ghanaians are not patronising the league. It is not difficult but the leaders currently in charge don’t want to accept that their product has collapsed or is in the process of collapsing,” he said.

He added: “many Ghanaians know that things are not working. Look at what went on last season; unfair officiating from referees, no punishments to those who went against the rules. How can the Ghana FA president even tell referees to accept bribes when tempted but officiate fairly? This is unbelievable and with this and many more how can the league be attractive?”

Wa All Stars won last season’s title after picking 51 points, two points ahead of Aduana Stars while Techiman City, Sekondi Hasaacas and New Edubiase United were relegated.


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