2019/20 league season in limbo as GFA cancels stakeholders meeting

Author: Peter Sarbah
Dr Kofi Amoah
Dr Kofi Amoah

The commencement of a new football season could face a major setback following the cancellation of a meeting between the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and stakeholders of the Premier League.

The local football governing body had scheduled a meeting to discuss a new date for the commencement of the 2019/20 league season but a “discouraging response from the invited clubs” has necessitated the calling-off of the said meeting.

A statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Normalisation Committee (NC) of the GFA, Dan Kwaku Yeboah, said “The proposed meeting between representatives of clubs and GFA-NC officials to discuss the 2019/20 league season has been cancelled.

“The cancellation of the meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, is necessitated by discouraging response from the invited clubs”, the statement said.

He, however, said the Normalisation Committee would open their doors to engage the stakeholders in future.

“The GFA-NC will avail itself for future stakeholder engagements on the above subject matter when necessary”, the statement noted.

Yeboah also dispelled notion that the Normalisation Committee were seeking extension of their mandate and urged the public to disregard any such publications because they were working assiduously to ensure they complete their work within the stipulated time.

“The GFA-NC wishes to state unequivocally that, it is determined to wrap-up within the stipulated mandate as spelt out by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).

“The public is therefore urged to regard as false any contrary information, surrounding the GFA-NC supposed intent to further seek extension of its mandate”, the Spokesperson said.