18-club National Division One League is a non-starter - Mickey Charles

Published on: 15 May 2020

Techiman City FC president Charles Kwadwo Ntim popularly known as Mickey Charles says that the 18-Club National Division One League is a non-starter.  

The GFA Executive Council has taken a decision to form a 5-member committee for the implementation of the transitional provision on the number of participating clubs in the National Division One League.

The 5-member committee will be made up of three persons nominated by the Division One League Clubs and two persons from the FA.

Speaking to OTEC FM in an interview, the experienced football administrator disclosed that clubs are already complaining about hardship and lack of sponsorship, therefore, making 18-club National Division One League is a non-starter.

"I remember at the congress, we agreed to two or three years but as you know me, I raised a lot of issues because I thought it wasn't the right thing to do now," Mickey Charles said.

"What is so different about our current Division One, it has been grouped into zones which in other way round clubs represent their regions every year.

"Imagine how difficult it will be for a team like Paga Crocodile traveling to play Accra City or Kpondo Heart of Lions," he quizzed.

"Why are we planning to play 18-Clubs National Division One League while clubs keep complaining about hardship and lack of sponsorship? I feel the 18-Clubs national division one league is a non-starter," he concluded.