Commodore Mensah rubbishes proposal to play remaining GPL fixture behind closed doors

Published on: 26 May 2020

Former Hearts of Oak board chairman, Commodore Mensah says the proposal to play the remaining of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League matches behind closed doors must not be welcomed.

Following the outbreak of coronavirus, football has been gone hybernated since March 15.

However, in negotiation to resume football, a report has emerged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has tabled a proposal before government to stage the remaining matches of the season behind closed doors.

But Mr Commodore beleives despite the return of the German Bundesliga, Ghana must not follow suit.

According to him, Ghanaians must exercise patience until when the situation can be properly controlled.

“Germany has resumed playing behind closed doors," he told Asempa FM.

"I have heard people say Ghana should emulate this. In my opinion, we should not go that way.

“Even with spectators allowed to stadiums, the clubs’ financial state is nothing to write home about. If it’s about playing behind closed doors, then we should not play at all.

"Even if it takes a year or two for things to return to normal before we can play football then so be it.

“Let no one rush the return of football if we’re playing behind closed doors. Let’s not copy the Europeans,” he posited.

The Ghana FA will make a final decision of football on June 30.