GFA must decide future of 2019/20 season soon - Elimina Sharks boss

Published on: 02 June 2020

The General Manager of Elmina Sharks George Wiredu says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) must decide the fate of the 2019/20 league in 14 days. 

All football leagues in the country have been halted since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday, President Nana Akufo-Addo-Addo announced an extension of the ban on sporting activities directive during his 10th address on the measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus until July 31.

The GFA has said it will wait until at least June 30 to make a decision on the future of the league.

"We have to hear from the GFA by close of the week. If this week won’t be possible, we have to hear from them, latest by next week," he is quoted by Takoradi based Skyy Power FM.

"Seriously it’s very expensive paying the players without playing football.

He added, "We were very hopeful that the president would lift the ban on football activities so we can return to playing. But now that it has been extended to July 31, we are at a crossroad."

"We are therefore waiting on the mother association (GFA) to know the way forward.

"As at now, players are expecting to be paid their salaries so far as there has been no official communication that the league has been cancelled or otherwise."

"So we are waiting on the GFA to decide what next."

The 2019/20 Premier League was at its match week 15 stage when it was halted with Aduana Stars leading the table with 28 points.