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Ghana Premier League hits the snag as GFA Executive Council decides on League Cancellation



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Ghana Football Association Association highest decision body, the Executive Council has overwhelmingly voted to put this year's Ghana Premier League 2019-20 season to bed.

This latest decision comes on the heels of a long standing debate in the media landscape as to whether the league should be resumed under safety protocols or cancelled completely considering the impact of the coronavirus in the country.

The Football Association earlier this month has held series of meetings with it's key stakeholders, GHALCA, Sponsors (StarTimes, MTN, Nasco), the President's Committee on Covid-19, health bodies and others.

It's no doubt that the Executive Council was under teeming pressure to take a definite stance on the future of the Ghana premier  league like other African countries (Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia) knowing the June 30 deadline hanged over their heads and with powers to decide on prevailing issues in football related matters that hinged on "unforeseen contingencies and force majeure".

The Executive Council however made the decision on Tuesday, June 30 much to the disappointment of the various sponsors that has partnered all areas of footballing competition who had invested lots of resources in the Ghanaian football.

On the contrary, Ghanaian Premier League, Division One, Women's League clubs will be particularly pleased hoping to patch up the pieces together in order to fully prepare for a new season.

It remains to be seen if the new season would be synchronized to that of the European calender in what many have always wished for in a long time.

With Executive Council taking this decision on behalf of Ghana Football, several questions will boggle the minds of many with answers remaining handful.

JasonBannerman

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