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FA won't postpone league

BY: Peter Sarbah
Henry Asante Twum
Henry Asante Twum

The Ghana Football Association says it won't kowtow to pressure from any club to suspend the ongoing Premier League for any reason.

According to the Communications Director of the FA, Henry Asante Twum, no club has the power to dictate to the Association as to how it should run the league and has rejected calls from Asante Kotoko to postpone the league until they honour their game against Ashantigold.

Speaking to the Graphic online in an interview, Twum said all matches would be honoured over the weekend and emphasised that Kotoko are scheduled play Berekum Chelsea which will be played irrespective of their call for postponement.

“I do not want to place premium on this letter and whatever they are asking for because they do not have the right to determine when games are played, no club has that right.

The Communication boss of the FA hinted that even when Hearts of Oak claimed to have been hit by a strange disease prior to their game against Bibiani Gold Stars, the game was not postponed because the club could not provide proof of their claims when the FA demanded it.

“When Hearts of Oak reported to us that they had some strange illness on players we asked them for further and better particulars unfortunately they couldn’t provide for which reason they went ahead to play against Bibiani Goldstars.

He said apart from the General Secretary who has the power to determine whether or not a game will be played, no other person or club can decide on when a game should be played so Kotoko’s call will not be accepted.

“So, they (Kotoko) cannot tell us to postpone the league, they don’t have that power. The only office that has that power is the General Secretary”, he noted.