The chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Kudjo Fianoo has promised to seek first the interest of the various clubs in the country as he began his term of office today after being sworn in at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Fianoo, who convincingly won the GHALCA chairmanship race last April after beating them in an election also noted that he is focused on consulting the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to bring back the football gala among clubs. Speaking at the swearing in ceremony yesterday, he said "On behalf of my new executives, I assure you that I will seek first the interest of the clubs to prevent them from struggling". "We are also looking forward to collaborating with the GFA to develop local football in the country," he added. A former chairman of the association, Nana Brew Battler advised the incoming executives to help revive GHALCA to its former status.
He also tasked them not to be selfish but rather fight for the interest of the clubs. Nana Banyin Eyiason, an Executive Committee member of the GFA, who spoke on behalf of his outfit said they are looking forward to fully implementing the club licencing initiative to help benefit the clubs.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuije, urged the new executives to advise the Premier League clubs to take nurture young talents through their academies.
The other members of the executives who were also sworn into office by Supreme Court judge, Justice Ennin Yeboah on the day were the vice chairman, Alex Ackumey, John Ansah and John Ofosuhene of Premier League clubs, Ebusua Dwarfs and WAFA, Otuo Acheampong "Sometimer" from Division One, George Amoako as treasurer and Samuel Aboabire from division two.